[SATLUG] Help with Boot & Keyboard Problem

Alan Lesmerises 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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