[SATLUG] Help with Boot & Keyboard Problem

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Sun Jan 13 14:32:37 CST 2008


Mario Compean wrote:
>  I'm wondering if anyone can help with this.
>   I replaced the keyboard on my granddaughter's laptop that had a broken "S" key.
>     It was working ok except for the broken key. Now with the new keyboard installed the system alarm goes on at booting and stops the process until I press the speaker volume button. It will boot ok after that,  but  when typing, when I press the space bar, it keeps spacing continuously until it wraps to the next line..
>   I've done a couple restore jobs (XP system restore) and re-installed the drivers twice from the XP CD that came with the machine but that has not fixed the problems. I also removed and reinstalled the keyboard drivers via the device manager.  LAST, I have an email out to HP support but want to check here for insights.   Can anyone shed some light on how to fix this? Will a re-install of the OS be necessary?  
>  

The first thing I would try would be to re-seat the keyboard connector. 
  If possible, test the keyboard before buttoning the whole thing back 
up again.


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