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Time Laptop Keyboard/Touchpad doesn't work

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  1. nedflounders

    nedflounders Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    On my laptop when it is turned on XP boots up to the login screen.
    But the touchpad and keyboard don't respond to any commands.
    I can't get into the Bios because the keyboard doesn't work. Even a mouse
    connected via the usb won't work.
    Caps lock doesn't eluminate once pressed either?
    Does it sound terminal?


    Thanks,

    Graeme.
     
  2. etaf

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    are these USB devices ?

    it may work with a PS2 connection if you have one
     
  3. nedflounders

    nedflounders Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    They are USB with no ps2 connections.
    Though they were working but just stopped after a restart/ turn on.
     
  4. etaf

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    does anything get detected on the USBs

    it is possible to use the

    I guess it does not boot up enough to allow

    if you tap F8 on boot does that provide a safemode menu
     
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    Hi,
    It doesn't react to any commands on the keyboard F8 has no effect.
     
  6. etaf

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    remove the AC Cord
    Remove the battery
    and leave it for a couple of mins
    hold down the power button for 10secs

    see if that resets the laptop at all
     
  7. nedflounders

    nedflounders Thread Starter

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    I disconnected the battery and removed the power supply cable.
    Then kept my finger on the on button for at least 10 secs.
    On the first restart the keyboard appeared to start working as the up/down cursors
    allowed chice of boot up.
    I chose normal.
    When it got to log on the touchpad didn't work.
    Then rebooting again the keyboard is not working. Even after the power down I did earlier.
     
  8. etaf

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    repeat the procedure again
    power cord
    battery
    power switch

    then when it boots - see if you can choose safemode
     
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