keyboard has stopped responding

September 8, 2011 at 00:34:14
Specs: Vista, 1.5
my keyboard has stopped responding, have a Vista OS, tried basic troubleshooting, didn't help

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#1
September 8, 2011 at 03:15:58
Is this a laptop, desktop or what? (make/model?)

If desktop, the obvious is try another keyboard.

Presume it has worked with vista at one time.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#2
September 8, 2011 at 23:18:39
its a desktop, worked fine for quite few years, but since yesterday stopped responding, tried plugging another keyboard, still no response, i think the problem lies with CPU.

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#3
September 9, 2011 at 02:07:08
Hi Deepak

might be a silly question - but are you sure the 'new' keyboard works ok elsewhere?

Does the 'old' keyboard work elsewhere?

Do the num lock/caps lock/scroll lock leds light?

If the fault is definately not the keyboard, would suspect the problem is on the motherboard.

On the mobo, check the connections on the keyboard socket, maybe a dry joint has developed.

As a matter of interest, where are you located? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

Good Luck - keep us posted.


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#4
September 9, 2011 at 05:05:13
If both are USB keyboards, try a different USB port, especially one on the rear directly on the motherboard since you could have a bad port or if it is a front port the connection from the case to the motherboard could have been disturbed.

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


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#5
September 12, 2011 at 03:46:11
As said b4, i've tried all the basic troubleshooting, problm still persists, n as askd, da new keyboard is workin fine on the other system bt nt on dis one, also da old keyboard

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#6
September 12, 2011 at 03:48:48
As said b4 i've already tried basic troubleshootin but of no use, da new keyboard is workn fine on da other system, also da old 1 works well on da other system.
M based in goa, india.

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#7
September 15, 2011 at 03:05:46
Thanx mike n fingers, i've got da root of da problm, da CMOS batt. had gone bad, m replacing it wid a new one...
thanx once again.

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#8
September 15, 2011 at 05:24:49
Thanks for updating for us. Glad you found the problem, maybe someone else will benefit.

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


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#9
September 16, 2011 at 04:37:32
Hi buddies,
Apologies but now even the mouse has stopped working, so no keyboard or mouse functioning. Please help

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#10
September 16, 2011 at 11:36:19
Hi Deepak

Earlier you advised you had cured the problem. Did the k/b work ok at that time then?

Now have you by any chance plugged them into the 'others' socket?

When Fingers asked, you did not reply back whether the k/b (and mouse) are usb.
Same when I asked for make and model of pc. These details can help.

I have never heard of a cmos battery failure causing problems with k/b or mouse. Although there is a first time for everthing.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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