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New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dpzee, Jul 7, 2012.

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  1. dpzee

    dpzee Thread Starter

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    hi there,

    would really appreciate some help as am out of ideas. in summary:

    - spilled coffee on my old keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb) so some keys not working
    - bought a new keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
    - new keyboard recognized but cannot type. works fine on other pcs
    - old keyboard works and types fine (except for some keys due to coffee spill)
    - installed uninstalled drivers and keyboard, no joy
    - in bios, usb keyboard enabled, detected for both, legacy option enabled
    - ran restore previous config that worked, no joy
    - reverted to old registry backup, no joy
    - deactivated firewall HIPS, no joy
    - tested all usb ports, working fine
    - tested new mouse, generic hid compliant, usb; worked fine

    can i request some help or advice? am running an intel 2ghz dual cpu with windows xp 2002 sp3 with 1gb ram.

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. pip22

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    Since you've only tried one new keyboard, it cannot be ruled out that you had the bad luck to get a faulty one.
     
  3. dpzee

    dpzee Thread Starter

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    Hi Pip,

    Thanks for the reply but the new keyboard works fine on other pcs, on my pc its recognized but I cannot type anything. Sticky keys and keyboard filters are off.

    Gonna try a ps2 adapter and or ps2 keyboard this weekend. Will also see if the old keyboard works on other pcs.

    Cheers :)
     
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