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Frozen keyboard Dell Inspiron 6000 keys are locked up. The indicator light which looks like a lock w/ the number 9 is lit up? Mouse works fine, but can't type? Tried removing battery and restarted...no help

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Solution #1, Go to RUN type in 'msconfig'.
In startup uncheck MotiveSB.
Try to reinstall the keyboard driver. Solution #2
  Sounds like it may also be dirt or some spilled soda.
-- Had the same problem after an OJ spill. --
If you feel comfortable about removing the keyboard, disconnect all the wires and cables, then give the keyboard a thorough washing. Then let it dry overnight.
If that doesn't sound like something you want to attempt, then you will have to take it in to a computer shop.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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