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My keyboard will only respond if I hold down the keys for a long time. it also makes a funny noise. Other keyboards also do the same.

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You mean you have tried different keyboard and it does the same problem?

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Won't read keyboard


usb or ps2 keyboard ? might need to be enabled in BIOS

If you want to use a USB keyboard to access Windows command prompt options, make changes in the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), or to operate legacy operating systems, you must enable support for the device inside the BIOS.

Shut down the computer and disconnect the USB keyboard. Connect a PS/2 keyboard to the PS/2 connector port on the rear of the computer. Turn on the computer and press the "Delete" key several times as soon as you see the initial boot or company logo screen. Wait for the main BIOS setup screen to appear. Press the right or left arrow keys to move the cursor to the "Advanced" or "Advanced Settings" menu option. Press the "Enter" key. Move the cursor to the "Integrated Peripherals" or "Peripheral Configuration" menu option. Press the "Enter" key. Press the down-arrow key to navigate to the "USB Controllers" option. Press the "+" or "-" key to change the menu option to "Enabled." Move the cursor to the "USB Legacy Support" or "USB Legacy Function" field. Press the "+" key repeatedly until the value option changes to "Enabled." Press the "F10" key to save changes to the BIOS settings and exit the setup utility. Wait until the computer begins to restart and then press the power button and hold it for approximately four or five seconds. The computer shuts down completely. Unplug the PS/2 keyboard from the computer and set it aside. Reconnect the USB keyboard restart the computer. As soon as you see the initial boot screen, tap the "Delete" key several times and wait for the BIOS setup screen to appear. If you are able to access the BIOS setup screen with the USB keyboard, USB support is active in the BIOS.

Feb 15, 2013 | Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop

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How can i unlock my keyboard


Recognize that you have a locked keyboard.

If your PC computer is not responding to keystrokes or is responding very slowly, you could have a locked keyboard.


Use your mouse to move the pointer over the "Start" button.

Use the left-click button to bring up the "Start" pop-up menu.


Position the pointer over "Settings" and use the left-click button to select. T

hen select "Control Panel." On some versions of PC operating systems, you can select "Control Panel" directly from the "Start" menu.


Select "Accessibility Options" to bring up another menu, then select "Keyboard."

You'll see three options that have check boxes.


Make sure each check box does not have a check mark in it.

The three options are "StickeyKeys," "FilterKeys" and "ToggleKeys."

Note that these options can become checked if the keyboard operator has repeatedly depressed the "Shift" key in rapid succession--or if the "Shift" key is held down for longer than eight seconds.


If the keyboard is still not responding, the problem could be that the computer has lost communication with the keyboard.

Turn off the computer.


Disconnect the power supply.

Remove and then reconnect the keyboard cable, then reconnect the power supply.


Turn the computer on.

This will reboot the computer, allowing it to recognize the keyboard.


hope this helps



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Hp wireless keyboard not working


exact key board driver install then try
what keyboard model?
download load driver for keyboard
update keyboard driver

May 16, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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Emachince t3604 with vista wont boot just a blank screen tried to get bios screen safe mode etc. but nothing shows on the monitor. n e advice?


Make sure --- turn power off, leave off for 30 seconds. Power up again, holding the F2 key down. This WILL take your eMachines into Setup (BIOS). If it doesn't then your keyboard is most likely defective. If it does get you to setup, press F10 and Enter. Reboot with Ctrl+Alt+Del and this time hold the F8 key down ... just hold it down till something happens, choose Start in Safe Mode with Network Support. Again if F8 doesn't work probly says Keyboard is bad. This is for whatever Operating System you are using.

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We have just installed a new Epson wireless printer TX610 and now the keyboards won't work. We have a desktop keyboard attached to the laptop simply for practicality. We can't reach the laptop keyboard...


sure. this is very common. sticky keys is an accessability option used for disabled persons who cannont use multiple buttons. it is deactivated by pressing shift 5 times. hope this helps. please rate me and thanks for choosing enterprise computing solutions.

Sep 30, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Emachines Keyboard Model No. KB0511


Here you go:
Enter
The computer brings the cursor to the beginning of the next line. This key can also be pressed
to open a program after you have HILIGHTED* it. It will execute a command.
Shift ▲ Hold the shift key down and press the letter key you want to make a CAPITAL letter.
This key is also used to type the charters at the
top of some keys. Eg: Shift + 1 = ! or Shift + 2 = @
Caps Lock
Makes all letters CAPITAL letters. When the Caps Lock key is pushed, a light will
show up on the upper right corner of your keyboard
next to the capital “A”. When caps lock is turned on it remains on until you press the Caps Lock key
again. When you press the Shift key when
Caps Lock is on, a lower case letter will be produced.
Space This key places one space every time it is pressed. (The long, unlabeled key at the
bottom center of your keyboard).
←Backspace Deletes the character to the left of the cursor each time you press it. (If you hold it
down it will continue to delete so be careful).
Delete Deletes the character to the right of the cursor each time you press it.
Home Brings you to the beginning of the line the cursor is on.
End Brings you to the end of the line the cursor is on.
Esc Located in the upper right corner of your keyboard. Cancels an incomplete command;
it will also close an open menu.
Moves the cursor to the left one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
character.
Moves the cursor up one line each time it is pushed; does not delete the character.
Moves the cursor to the right one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
character.
Moves the cursor down one line each time it is pushed; does not delete the character.
Insert Deletes the character to the right of the cursor and replaces it with whatever is typed on
the keyboard.
↔Tab Moves the cursor to the tab marks and between columns.
Shift + print screen Prints what is on your computer screen.
Highlight (to select) To make the item stand out. To choose or select it.
? *When an icon is highlighted (left click the mouse button one time while the cursor is pointing at
the icon), the program has been chosen and the name of the icon will change color. When this has
happened, you may press the Enter key to open the program.
? *To highlight a character or characters, move the cursor, using your mouse or the arrow keys, to
the left of the item you wish to select. Press the left mouse button and hold it down while you
move the mouse to the right. Let go of the left mouse button and your item(s) should be
highlighted. Then you can choose what you want to do to the selected item(s) e.g. bold, underline,
delete, italicize, etc.
“Drag and drop” Move the cursor to the item, click the left mouse button and hold it down.
Move the mouse, while holding down the left
mouse button, to the location you want to move the item. Let go of the left
mouse button.
Cursor - The arrow on your screen. The mouse is used to move the cursor.
Let me know if this helped

Jan 02, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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System reboot


1 Turn off the PC. If necessary, press and hold the On button until the PC turns off.
2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the PC except the monitor, the keyboard,
and the mouse.
3 Press the On button to turn the PC on.
4 During the startup, do the following to enter the System Recovery program:
When the blue screen with the HP Invent logo appears, press the F10 key on
the keyboard. (You have only a few seconds to press the F10 key before the
normal startup process continues.)
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and
then follow those instructions.Please select non destructive recovery which will make all your data safe.
6 Complete the PC startup, and finish the registration process. Then reconnect
all peripheral devices.
starting system recovery if the pc is not responding

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When i press digit three key it does not respond but at times it automatically comes an infinite number of times.


Does it work better with another keyboard plugged in?
Then it was a keyboard problem, not a PC Desktop problem.
Take the one with the stuck 3, pull the keycap if the keyboard has those, take a nail or toothbrush with a 1:1 liquid soap dilution on it, and scrub the cap and down in the key so it's not stuck anymore, then leave it out where it can dry...see if that fixes it.

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Alternate keys on HP Keyboard


Activate:

Ctrl + fn + right shift key

Deactivate:

Ctrl + fn + right shift key twice

so hold ctrl + fn + right shift key then release the right shift key but keep holding the ctrl + fn keys down then push the right shift key again and that should deactivate it

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When I turn the computer on it just beeps!


Press and HOLD the Power button for 5 seconds ...this will turn off computer ......her's a list of beep codes http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

These may help !

Try a different keyboard /mouse if you can /make sure NO pins are bent or missing on PS2 connection .....

When booting up computer hold the DEL key down this will take you into the BIOS.......Select LOAD DEFAULTS usually F10 ...you'll see it on bottom of screen .....Save when prompted and see if it boots......Good luck

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