continous beeping keyboard not working

October 20, 2011 at 05:04:15
Specs: Linux mint, 516
Hope anyone understands this as only a beginner at computers but have some knowledge mostly software.................... The Computer was just working fine. moved it and replugged in the keyboard and switched on.... Problem Keyboard not working so cant access anything...... There's a continuous beeping about a second apart..... unplug keyboard noise stops........ changed the keyboard as i have two that work and same problem so is not the keyboard........
The area where the keyboard plugs in is where also the mouse plugs in, mouse works..... When the keyboard is plugged in at first the N/Lock, C/lock and S/Lock light up together then go out and the beeping starts..... The Screen shows Phoenix something and at the bottom it has hit F1 and some other key you can hit, but i cant access anything as keyboard is dead or unresponsive...... The Computer i have is a ACER Aspire SA80 G97Z with an Intel Celeron D336, 80Gb SATA, Ram 512mb DDR and 56k modem, its nothing special i know but times are hard so cant replace..... I hope this is enough info and i hope someone can shed some light on this problem, many thanks

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#1
October 20, 2011 at 05:52:47
It could have been the act of moving it that knocked something loose. It could be a 'No/bad Memory' beep or other hardware issue.
Unplug and open the side of the case (desktop), after touching a metal water faucet or screw on light switch plate to make sure you are not carrying a static charge, check all connectors to make sure they are secure, then check memory (memory cards sockets have little locking tabs that need to be in against the memory) and all boards to make sure all are seated properly.
Here is a couple of beep code charts in case something there may help identify this for you:
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/be...
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
The Pheonix 'something' is your BIOS' name, you will need that for the beep codes. Also when you see this BIOS post, you will see a 'set up' key listed, remember that and try it again by repeatedly tapping it when you try booting again and see if you can get into your BIOS (I know you said you tried it, but sometimes it will only work for a moment and you may have missed that moment while reading it).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
October 20, 2011 at 06:51:51
Hi, many thanks for answering my problem on here..... As i said im not to clued up but know bits...... just tried pushing F1 continuously beeps now stopped it went into the grub menu for linux mint now i have got into the sign in bit ...... Keyboard the lights N/LOCK, C/LOCK and S/LOCK not lighting up..... The only keys that are working are Q,T,O,L,X,C,V,B,N,M AND 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 only, cant sign in as missing certain keys...... Beeping has stopped ....... Any ideas, Once again many thanks

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#3
October 20, 2011 at 09:27:55
Hi changed again............... I have now got into my operating system which loads now with no beeps from the keyboard being conected.... so better there..... The keys that i have said are working but the others arent..... Pluged my other keyboard in same problem with keys only different keys are now working and again others arent, but different keys ???? anyone know what that is ???? computer working great all menus software everything but the keyboard playing up.... Frustrating, can anyone answer this please, many thanks

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#4
October 20, 2011 at 11:09:18
If the computer was moved with the keyboard still plugged in, then the jack the keyboard was plugged into on the motherboard may have been damaged. If you are using a PS2 keyboard, try borrowing a USB keyboard. If you are using a USB keyboard, then try a different USB port, especially one on the rear directly on the motherboard.

Try downloading a new set of drivers for your system from the system mfg's website and installing them.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
October 20, 2011 at 12:54:02
Many Thanks for you reply, My friend has a usb Wireless Keyboard so i will know when i try then..... Yes i have a Ps2 connected keyboard and i think iy has to be damaged too...... Hopefully using the Wireless Keyboard using my usb connection will work, Once again thank you for you input and the links you gave me for the beep codes as these sites look very usefull, cheers

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#6
October 27, 2011 at 07:35:07
Many Thanks FINGERS for your help with this matter........ I now have been able to get into my bios to boot and all is well there....also i have now connected by USB a keyboard and it works well, no problems, My ps2 connection was deffinetely the problem and must of been damaged, once again many thanks.... Just like to say this is a great site to be on and will defo bookmark this as its great to get help when needed

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#7
October 27, 2011 at 21:11:25
Thanks for getting back to us and letting us know. You are quite welcome.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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