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Acer 5100 my latap keyboard not working i cant install the Operating system coz i cant boot to cd needs to press any key to boot cd rom.i

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I even used External keyboard it doesn't work i've tried several options .my suspect would be the motherboard...Idont have any idea if i can bought a motherboard for the acer laptap..

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Dear reggi_soq,

If your laptop keyboard is not working and you need to press a key to boot from a CD, try installing an external keyboard (either USB preferably OS2).

Good luck!

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From the ACER support site:

To start the system recovery:

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