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Computer wont boot. Keyboard wont work

Computer wont boot. New keyboard installed, as old one wouldnt work or boot to bios. External keyboard installed via usb, works intermittently.

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Make sure all connections are free of debri....USB connections can become wallerd out so to speak and create the intermittant problem... Built in keyboard could have been loosened underneath the keyboard on notebook is a flexible connection that if pc has been droped or fallen so to speak could be needing to be reseated........

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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Restart the computer
Press and hold down the power button until the computer turns off, then release the button. Press the power button again to turn the computer on, and test the keyboard to see if it works. If that does not work, try draining all power from the computer, which helps reset the motherboard.


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