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keyboard locked out, unlock key error(HELP)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by williamsabode, Dec 8, 2002.

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  1. williamsabode

    williamsabode Thread Starter

    Aug 16, 2001
    I receive this key upon bootup and have tried 3 different keyboards with same results.
    I've tried clearing cmos/replacing battery but to no avail.
    Obviously can't enter cmos or reinstall windows.
    I've tried ctrl/alt/esc,f-2,del, .
    I still get this cmos checksum error, keyboard locked, unlock key.
    I've checked all the keys on all 3 keyboards.
    Running win 98 1st ed on asus mobo.
    Any and all suggestions welcomed - PLEASE !

    SOLVED !!
    The problem was the keylock was locked not the keyboard!
    in other words if you have an older computer that has a keylock
    on the front and you receive an error like (keyboard locked out ,
    try unlocking key) it may mean the lock on the front itself and not the keyboard !
    Thanks for any help though !
  2. swwelsh


    Jul 7, 1999
    It is possible to burn out or damage the keyboard port on the motherboard. If you have a usb port, you could try a usb keyboard, otherwise I think you are looking at a motherboard replacement. Maybe someone else will have a better solution
  3. Plukaduk


    Dec 6, 2003
    Hey, what about if there is no keyboard lock on the mainboard, the keyboard still works, i can enter and modify the bios with it, so the socket cant be fried. i have reset the bios and will try a flash update on it.
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