[SATLUG] Help with Boot & Keyboard Problem
alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Sun Jan 13 16:59:44 CST 2008
Another thing you could do is to try using an external keyboard (if you
have one) -- that would show whether the OS was interpreting the
keyboard inputs ok and eliminate that as a potential source of your
problems. You could do it without having to open up the laptop.
Charles Hogan wrote:
> 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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