Solved Continuous Beeping Sound And Keyboard Not working

November 6, 2013 at 20:52:56
Specs: Windows 7
I never had this problem before today. Well I was typing on my laptop which is a Sony Vaio VGN-N320E and the acted as if they were stuck. Then I restarted my laptop only to come across a continuous beeping sound at the start-up screen, and when it finally rebooted I got to where I type in my password but the keyboard is no longer working. How Do I fix this issue?

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#1
November 6, 2013 at 21:07:11
Either there is an electrical short in the keyboard or one of the keys is stuck. This would explain both the continuous beeping and keyboard not working. Try tapping on each key and feel for one that might be stuck. If you do find a stuck one, tap on it for a while and see if it loosens up. If all of them feel ok, you probably have an internal short in the keyboard and it will need to be replaced.

If the cursor is in the password box and nothing is happening, I would lean more towards an internal short, if a key was stuck, it would most likely start auto typing a character in the box.

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#2
November 7, 2013 at 07:14:22
Thanks, here's an update: I did a manual reboot and upon that horrible beeping sound I did a CTRL+ALT+DEL and the beeping noise stopped. However I could click in the password field but could not put my password. Instead I used the EASE OF USE option to use the ON-SCREEN Keyboard and that works fine. So this still sound like an internal short to you? The beeping noise is gone. Thanks again.

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#3
November 7, 2013 at 08:29:24
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Yes, I still think it's an issue with the keyboard. Try plugging an external keyboard in for testing purposes and see if it will let you type.

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#4
November 7, 2013 at 08:34:52
I totally agree that it's the keyboard. I don't have an external keyboard, is there any other method? Do you think I can salvage the keyboard without having to buy another one?

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#5
November 7, 2013 at 17:12:39
Like most things these days, laptop keyboards are not made to be repaired, only replaced. Replacing the keyboard won't be cheap (unless you can source a used one).

A cheaper option is to buy a USB keyboard (cheap as, these days), at least as a short-term solution.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#6
November 7, 2013 at 18:56:51
Thank you very much for the help it worked!

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#7
November 7, 2013 at 22:02:53
Please clarify. What "worked", exactly?

If you find it easier, just select and mark as "Best Answer", the reply that helped the most.

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#8
November 10, 2013 at 13:31:52
I replaced the keyboard. This is actually the second Sony Vaio VGN-N320E that I had and I kept the old one for parts so I just swapped out the keyboard. It took 5 minutes. It would've been about $20 bucks on eBay for a new one. Thanks!

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#9
November 10, 2013 at 19:16:43
That's pretty cool.

If the problem with the keyboard is mechanical, you may be
able to find it and fix it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#10
November 11, 2013 at 06:24:22
new laptop keyboards are really inexpensive anymore,
http://www.laptoppartsexpert.com/c-...

5 minutes is pretty fast! Glad you got it fixed....

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