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My Laptop Pavilion dv4000 keyboard keys locked

Please i need help in fixing my Laptop problem.I just discovered that the keyboard was not responding. The scroll lock light is on but all effort to turn it off proved abortive.Non of the keys is responding.Can someone tell me what i can do to fix this problem? I'm eagerly waiting.

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  • micawber Nov 26, 2007

    My HP Pavillion dv4000 keyboard will not print the ampersand. it gives me ' on lower and " on uppercase. Also have UK version and cannot get the pound sign on uppercase 3 I get #. Do I need to reinstall something? Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    i have found that my brother was playing in my laptop and when i start the laptop the keybord is not working i think that is lock how can i remove the lock

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    notebook is locked up ..... frozzen

  • currie123 Apr 08, 2008

    Keyboard is locked and cannot utilize it.

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    i have the same problem with dv4000 :(

  • xkape Aug 19, 2008

    the spacebar, the cursor keys and "B,N" keys lockup. At times they function.

  • dernerchip Aug 25, 2008

    new computer, when login window appears attempts to type in username and password are in vain as keyboard doesn't seem to be responding

  • christomz3 Sep 08, 2008

    i switched my acer lap top on this morning and the keys seemed to be locked. When itry writing it says this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked

  • winveera Sep 24, 2008

    Please i need help in fixing my Laptop problem.I just discovered that the keyboard was not responding. The scroll lock light is on but all effort to turn it off proved abortive.Non of the keys is responding.Can someone tell me what i can do to fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    my keyboard is locked how do i unlock it as have to use an external keyboard

  • gaygys Jan 14, 2009

    when i press a key it takes 5 secons to respond

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009




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**** it off lol!~!!

Posted on Oct 11, 2008



Ok, folks, here is the solution: Open up the keyboard using the directions already posted somewhere (remove back screws, then remove button cover plate, remove screws holding keyboard in place). Pull the keyboard out and reseat the keyboard connector at the interface (this is the thin rectangular flexible connector the keyboard is attached to). You MUST remove and reseat the connector firmly for this to work. It's easy to remove, it has a couple of pressure tabs to squeeze on when removing, if my memory serves me correctly. Put it all back together and bingo, problem solved. BUT this is the third time I've had to open up the computer to fix a problem, therefore will never buy another HP laptop again. Sorry to all those folks who had to pay or struggle with retail stores, etc. Pass it on!!!

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    Try these guys athttp://www.laptop-keys.com

    Best pricing and video installation instructions. The best in my humble opinion.



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If the keys are not responsive, then you will need to replace the laptop. Your laptop manufacturer should be able to sell you a replacement part as well as instructions on replacing it. In the mean time, you can plug in a regular keyboard to the laptop to get full keyboard functionality.

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SOURCE: HP Pavilion dv4 not booting up, has blinking caps and scroll lock

Compaq and Hp are having issues with several models, My wife just got hers repaired free out of warranty. Go to copaqs website, look up your model and see if it is one they are offering free one time repairs on. Wife's computer was doing same thing, they replaced the motherboard. Took about 2 weeks round trip . Good luck

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SOURCE: the keyboard has a keypad, but when y turn on the

Sorry but you found what is NORMAL for laptops. this is not a bug, error, fault, etc.

It does exactly what it is supposed to do even though it may have a proper number pad too. leave num lock off

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SOURCE: Keyboard Produces Numbers Instead of Letters

I have the same problem. Click the Windows start button. At the bottom is a Windows Serach box. Type 'keyboard'. A virtual keyboard appears. Click the NumLock key on the Virtual Keyboard. This should override the issue you are having and your keyboard and keys should now work. Otherwise reboot!

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if you have 3 keys on the keyboard not working, then you'll need a replacement. You can find keyboards on EBay for about $20 to 30

Several keys do do nothing when used.

Could of spilled something on the keyboard or there are some tiny objects that fell in under the keys that make the keys not respond. If that does not work, please let us know more about the buttons. ie: The button wiggles a lil or the button does not feel like the others when pressed. If you are comfortable with this. Try taking the button from the laptop and inspect whats under it. Also let us know if all the buttons stopped all at once or did it start with one and followed by with the rest that are not working. Thanks for reading and I hope you get the problem fixed =)

Keyboard not working; want to replace a new keyboard myself; how to do it?

Look underneath the labtop there should be two screws that hold the keyboard in place..

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/edwy_1a56970cf1ea4620


I have HP DV4000 has a bright problem but cant get fn keys to work

Reinstall all drivers for your laptop from the HP.Com website. If the function keys still don't work, you may have a defective keyboard.

Turn the laptop off, then take the laptop keyboard off (usually takes 1 screw - bottom of case, and a few sliders, top of keyboard). And then there will be a couple of thin cables which are connected to the motherboard. There is a sliding connector which holds these on. Push this up, slide the cable in, puch it back down. Do for both cables if you have 2 (keyboard and tracking pad/pointing stick). Reinstall keyboard and try it out.

If that doesn't fix it, replace the keyboard with one from ebay.



try the link above. the keyboard price seems decent and fair.

I am almost certain you need to replace your keyboard as keyboards cant be fixed anyway.

hope i was able to help.

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My Laptop Pavilion dv4000 keyboard keys locked

Have you removed all power (AC adaptor and battery) for several minutes. Sometimes it may also help to hold the power button in for 10 seconds while all power is disconnected. Then plug back in and start computer.
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