ACER Keyboard and touchpad doesn't work

Acer Aspire as5102wlmi notebook
April 9, 2011 at 10:46:57
Specs: Windows XP, P4 1.5/256MB
My mom has a Acer 5102. The touchpad and keyboard don't work on the laptop. I tried plugging in a mouse to the USB and that didn't work either. All I want to do is back up my files to an external hard drive but I can't do it without a keyboard or the touchpad. I tried doing FN + F7, and FN + F6, and even FN + F7 + ALT. I heard those key combinations work, but it didn't in my case. Also, she said at first the OS wouldn't boot for a couple days, but now it boots but the keyboard and touchpad doesn't work. Does anyone know what the problem could be?


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April 9, 2011 at 15:34:35
Try for a good desciption on how to disassemble a laptop.Be VERY careful when disassembling. They are fragile and the connections are short.The ribbon cable under the keyboard might be the problem although the USB connections are integrated on the motherboard and with your earlier problems might point to that as the cause.

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