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Keyboard / mousepad on laptop dies randomly

Question: Keyboard / mousepad on laptop dies randomly

Hi,

I have one laptop with Windows XP on it. The problem is that keyboard and mousepad both all together die randomly but usb mouse still works. This error occurs randomly. Not everytime i use the computer.

Anyone got the same problems?
Thanks in advance!

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Answer: Keyboard / mousepad on laptop dies randomly

well based on the info provided my first guess would be that the keyboard is shot.... or ... if its a toshiba TE 2000 it might be the connector that the the keyboard ribbon connects to might be loose and need resoldering...but that would be the only 2 i can think of right at the moment... let us know how you fix it so it can possibly be of help to others

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I have a Dell Inspiron 700m laptop with a built in touch pad mouse and it keeps randomly clicking on stuff, opening and closing windows, jumping across the screen at will.

I have found this or similar issues posted on this forum and on other sites, but no one has given a clear step by step solution.

I am an extremely low income student who is borrowing this laptop from my local university, I approached them with the problem, their solution was to give me a different laptop that had the same problem!!!

I do not have the money to spend on repairs or to buy a plug-in mouse, I just really want this issue fixed!

Here is what I have tried:

Mouse Options in the Control Panel were not helpful, I can change clicking speed or change how the pointer looks, but nothing about changing the sensitivity of the mouse pad?

I have searched the Dell help site, which wasn't helpful at all. And I have read several threads from many forum sites with similar issues yet all the responders give only two pieces of advice, buy an external mouse or visit this link and buy this software that might work.

I don't want to spend money on this, I don't want to have to buy a mouse for a laptop that isn't even mine! Please, please, there must be something I can tweak, something I can do to fix this?

By the way, all the responders kept mentioning BIOS, I have no idea what that is, if it's important to my laptop please tell me what it is.

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I have Lenovo T500 Thinkpad for around one year. The laptop started to die randomly without any notification, no blue screen, no shut down, it just dies as if there is no power to the laptop. First I thought it could be a problem with the battery so I replaced my battery with the battery of another Lenovo T500. Even after that the problem persisted. So I removed the battery and just connected the laptop to AC power. The laptop does not die any more and I didnt face any issues. What could cause a problem like this? Whenever I connect the battery, the battery icon on the task bar says its charging and even if I use the battery alone the laptop works fine for sometime until it dies randomly. Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks

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I Have a HP Windows 7 Pentium Intel Inside
This morning it was working fine but then i got on DeviantArt to check some messages and then every time i hit a key the computer would make a "boopboopboop!" noise. So i went to use my mousepad/trackpad and it did the same "boop" thing when i tried to use it... So i restarted my laptop and the keyboard works before i log in but after i get to my desktop it stops working. The mousepad just over all does not work before or after log in.
I've checked the little button that shows if the mousepad has been turned on or off manually and it says its turned off.....
I really need some help with this
I Need my laptop to draw and i cant affored to buy a new laptop...
 

Answer:Laptop Keyboard and Mousepad not working

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FE41Z and am running Windows Vista Home Premium v.6.0. Lately when I turn my laptop on, the built-in keyboard and mousepad just don't work at all, and I have to use my USB mouse and the onscreen keyboard to enter my password and get past the login screen.

I ran a system restore and this seemed to fix the problem. But when I turned my laptop off and then on again the next day, the problem reappeared. I ran another system restore, the problem was fixed for the session that ran after the system restore, but after that it reappeared. I have just run a system restore and the mousepad and keyboard are working fine, but I suspect when I turn the computer off and then on again they'll stop working.

I think it may be a virus, but McAfee doesn't seem to be finding anything. I'm not really sure where to go with this problem now, so any suggestions would be very much appreciated...
 

Answer:Laptop mousepad and keyboard not working

Did you make any changes to your computer prior to this happening? Any recent Windows updates, new USB devices etc?

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1.) Check your BIOS, look around the different categories available to change the settings. Your BIOS may be set to "detect USB in Windows (or similar wording)", which may cause problems with logging in, if that option is available. If it is, change to "USB detect in BIOS. If not.....

2.) Run your computer in "Safe Mode", and see if the problem still occurs. If the problem doesn't occur in safe mode, it could be malware related, or Windows/driver/etc related.

Scanning for malware is a good idea. McAfee is not good in my opinion; try Malwarebytes and Super Anti Spyware. Download them, install them, update them before scanning. Then scan your computer for threats using these programs separately (they should not be run at the same time). Both are free programs.

Remove/clean/delete any threats found. If the problem still persists let's try other options.
Malwarebytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Super AntiSpyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE
 

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Here's the deal. Last time I used my laptop (Asus Aspire) it didn't respond so I just closed it and didn't turn it off correctly.

When I turn it on now it logs on but neither my keyboard or mousepad works. Doesn't work with an external keyboard or mouse either.

Anyone knows what to do?

Answer:Keyboard and mousepad doesn't work on my laptop

Off course I mean ACER Aspire.

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I have 2 problems with my packard bell easynote ls laptop.
I got my touchpad stopped working a few weeks after I bought it. Touchpad can be used as normal clicking and pointing, but no more scrolling function.
Another problem is keyboard auto running problems since yesterday. While I am typing, lines go down to another line themselves without me pressing "Enter" key on my keyboard.
It's not the only one problem with keyboard. Numbers and keys on the right panel of the keyboard do not work properly. When I press number 1 key, it appears + sign.. and when I press number 2 it appears 42. I still see 42 when I press number 4 also. Very weird and irritating!
Please help me with my problems.

Thanks!
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Additional Details

OS is Windows7
Laptop details;
Packardbell EasyNote LS
Intel Core i7-2630QM
AMD Radeon HD6650M, 2GB VRAM
640 GB HDD, 17.3" 16:9 HD + LED LCD
4GB DDR3 Memory
1.3 MP HD webcam
DVD-Super Multi DL drive

I also posted this on yahoo answers but didn't get the good answer and can't wait.
 

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Hi all. I have already posted this once here. The topic had quite a few views and not a single reply. I'm giving this another try, as the problem persists and is not getting any better.

The keyboard on my Aurora m9700 is having some strange issues. I cannot figure if it is software or hardware related, either. At random intervals, the keyboard will cease function. But when I go into standby, then come out of standby the problem seems to be magically fixed! In fact, the problem just happened right after I finished typing the last sentence. I checked event manager, nothing changed. I had to go into standby and come out of it...

So please, is there anyone on here that can help me out? I have reformatted the computer since this started happening and nothing has changed, so I do not know what could possibly be causing this!
 

Answer:Weird keyboard laptop issue. Keyboard randomly stops functioning until I standby.

Just going to keep bumping this until I get a reply, or bet banned. Every thread has some form of reply...maybe I smell or something?
 

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linked to antoher thread on this board. Everyone stopped trying to help there and I need help ...

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=696877#post696877




Maybe this is a hardware issue?
 

Answer:Win XP randomly Dies

You can test the PSU with a multimeter. Do a search on the web and you will find info on how to do this. Also, make sure the memory you put in is good. Download memtest. You'll need to put it on a bootable floppy. Then boot from the floppy and run it. It will run continously. Leave that running overnight. If it is the memory it will tell you. And if it is a problem with Winxp you'll know it because the system won't have locked up. If it does lock up the problem isn't Winxp. But rather a hardware issue.
 

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Hello. I am in need of advice once again. I'm staying at my uncles house who uses Keyon internet service so its like broadband with some sort of dish? Anyways...

The speeds were pretty random and slow. Spikes of 3000 pings and averages of 600. Updated the firmware (7 years old) and average is under a hundred now. However the internet still just completely dies for random amounts of time... 2 seconds to a few minutes. Pings timeout to google or yahoo but not my router.

As far as the setup goes, there is a dish or antennae they have aimed a little dish on the roof towards a few miles away. The "modem" is in a plastic box attached to it. The cable runs into literally the cheapest "splitter adapter" ive ever seen, which wont work if you hook up the modem line into "data out" and the router line into "data in", which confuses me in the first place. Shouldn't that be the other way around?

Anyways, I tried wifi and wired connection. I didn't try to bypass the router completely but I don't think it will make a difference. I decided to get a ladder and look at the "modem" and I was a little shocked to say the least. I opened up the big plastic thing that stores it and it literally is just a piece of like motherboard mounted with one little screw, covered in ladybugs and cobwebs. So I sighed and just left it alone.

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I just received my new X1 Carbon yesterday. When I booted it up the first time the computer died after I set up username and password in Windows. Next time the same screen appeared but the username was ofcourse taken already. I logged into windows and the computer died. After 10-20 HDD checks the computer logs into windows and I can install some software (Visual Studio etc), but then it just dies again. Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  I've tried to format and reinstall windows but it doesn't help, sometimes I can use it for one hour, and sometimes just for 10 seconds.  I can't really say that I can see a pattern in this whether I'm using the AC chord or not.. I've also done a memory check and a harddrive check without any errors. I guess I have to return it and wait for a new one.. really disappointing =(  Any ideas Lenovo? 

Answer:X1 Carbon randomly dies

>>  Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  When this happened to me on my PC a couple years ago, the problem was my one of my fans had died (either the power supply's fan or a system fan; can't remember which.) .  The system was shutting itself off as a defensive reaction to overheating.

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Hello, Borught a y500 on amazon a few months ago, its runs great. However, the laptop suddenly just dies randomly, no blue screen, no shut down menu. It just dies, I reboot and check event viewer and its says it crashed(kennel-power). So then I checked for viruses, ran scans for chkdsk, sfc /scannow, and memory diagnostics, everything was fine. It also didn't overheat since the laptop died without gaming at all. The barrtery was plugged in as well I reset windows 8 just to check if its the OS's fault. It just died again today. If it's a hardware issue, what can I do to find out what component of hte computer is wonky? Would the limited warranty help me?  

Answer:Y500 randomly dies

Hi yomanking,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
 
Am sorry that you?re facing this issue,
 
I?d like to help you with this case can you share with me the battery status is it plugged in and charging or not charging?
And I?d like to ask you when the machine shut off completely is it while working on the charger or the battery or both of them?
 
And can you tell me if you face this issue when you are using like a specific application?
 
Thanks and Best Regards,
 
Soha





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Before i start, I am Running:

WinXP-Pro, Service Pack 3
2.22 GHz Athlon 64 3500+ Processor
2 Gigs of RAM
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Graphics Card

What appears to happen is that once in a blue moon, without any prior warning, the entire computer will lock up solid for about 15 seconds then black screen me and none of my input or output devices will work. That means, Mouse, Keyboard, sound, Monitors, etc. They all die simultaneously. The odd part is, the computer is still working as far as I can tell as the system doesn't even hiccup.

It WAS doing this more than it is now, however it seems to have reduced somewhat. I'm guessing that it has something to do with my power supply as me replacing the 350 watt supply with a 550 watt supply (for a completely different problem) seems to have reduced the occurence of this issue. Instead of happening once or twice a week it now happens once or twice every 2 or 3 weeks. It's still annoying when it happens. Anyone have any clue?

Answer:windows randomly dies

When you boot back into your machine...check the event logs and see whats happening just prior to the failure. If you can, check after a couple of occurrences and see if there are any similarities that might point you in the right direction. Anybody else have an idea?

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Hello,
I have a user with a dell latitude d620 laptop. Her external usb mouse stops working every few hours-- apparently when she's doing nothing out of the ordinary, the "installing new hardware" dialog comes up randomly, and when she cancels out of it, the mouse will stop working at a slightly later time. Even the red LED light on the bottom of the mouse goes out.

We've tried different models USB mice, attaching it directly to a USB port on the laptop, via the USB port on the laptop dock, and even with a USB->PS/2 adapter via the dock's PS/2 port.... all with the same results. Every time, when the mouse is working fine, it'll pop up the 'installing new hardware' dialog, and afterwards it just suddenly stops working.

Any ideas? I have no idea what's going on.

She's running windows xp sp3 with symantec endpoint, all the usual office software, really nothing out of the ordinary.
thanks,
Mitch
 

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Not sure if I should post this here or the networking forum but I assume some nice patron will direct me to the correct place if I'm wrong.

For a while now, and for no apparent reason, my internet connection completely dies. But, it's only to my computer. My computer will slow down DRAMATICALLY, stuttering violently as I try to do anything. But if I restart my computer it comes back on as if no problem was ever there.

I am hooked through a router through an ethernet cable and my wife is connected to it wirelessly and she is never affected.

Is this an XP problem, hardware, or maybe even the hardwire ports of my router?

Help! =(

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Bump! Please help me!

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Got my X1 Carbon yesterday. Does have the loose clickpad. Worse issue - it would power down randomly - as in you are typing and suddenly it goes completely dead, as in "lights out" or someone pull the plug type dead. Also does not sleep properly - often when it goes to sleep it dies and you get an improper windows shutdown warning when you restart it. Happens both with AC power and battery power. Was on hold for 1.5 hours trying to reach a sales rep to make an exchange and got disconnected. Tried to do factory restore just to see what will happen but F11 on startup does not work. The notebook looks great but otherwise I can't say I am very happy with my experience.

Answer:Defective X1 Carbon - dies randomly

Way to go Lenovo... 20th Anniv. flagship model and units are shipping with missing parts, poor build quality/loose screws and who knows what other issues will appear in another week. If mine isn't perfect when I receive it on Monday it will be my last Lenovo. Your long-time Thinkpad users are very disappointed... What a joke! EDIT: Now it looks like we're getting DOA's... Awesome. Who's building these things?!

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I've had this laptop over a year now, and just recently I've noticed when I leave it on a while and come back, either the audio of the entire laptop will die, or online videos just won't play. After restarting it goes back to normal until a few hours later when it happens again. I'm not sure what to do here. Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Audio/Video randomly dies?

You are not alone with this problem, since the last windows 8 update there is sound problems with a lot of PCs. You can try this quick solution here :






You just need to enter to the Control Panel -> security and System -> System -> Device Manager

Then look for "sound, video and game controllers" put the cursor over it press right-click and select "scan for hardware changes"

3 secs after that you will have your sound working again, you gonna need to repeat this procedure every time the sound is gone in your PC and till now it always worked to me.



This should solve your problem for now, we need to wait for Microsoft's next windows 8 update, it hopefully will fix the problem in a more permanent way.

Greetings.

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Hi! T420 touchpad dies and trackpoint keeps on working. Sometimes after some time the trackpoint may also die. After boot, touchpad & trackpad recovers and is working maybe for an hour, or a day. Then it reoccurs. This happens randomly on some T420's, while other T420's doesnt encounter it never-ever. Any tips how to troubleshoot this one? Ran Lenovo PC Doctor and everything is fine, also cant find anything suspicious in Windows logs. Thanks in advance! 

Answer:T420 touchpad dies randomly

Hi eskoj
 
Try to run System Update and update all BIOS and drivers to see if the problems persist.
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My computer has been randomly dying when i play graphic intense games. (Everquest 2, World of Warcraft, etc) The monitor says no signal and goes to standby and the sound plays the last sound playing for a few loops. I need to hold down the power button to turn it off. Sometimes after this happens the computer refuses to turn on afterwards, i would have to try a couple of times.

I have tried booting with only 1 of the 2 ram sticks (for both) and came with the same results. If the computer was already able to boot, it will. If it wasn't, it wont. I do not have an extra video card to test, and do not want to buy one until i know it REALLY is the problem.

Any input/ suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

My computer:
Windows XP
Asus A8V-Deluxe Motherboard BIOS Ver. 08.00.09
AMD Athlon 3400+
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS 256mb
1536 MB RAM (mixed of 512mb value-select corsair and 1g generic brand)
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Hi!

My internet connection on my Vista machine dies after a few hours. If I restart, the connection will work again, but will die after a few hours again. I've used my computer with several different routers and for example in my friends' home network so I know the problem is in my computer because the internet connection always dies the same way. Usually if I'm listening music from my Spotify, that connection oddly stays on with that, same goes with some java based games like net poker and so on...messenger connection problem diagnostics say that problems are in the ports. Sometimes i've just been too tired to reboot and just kept doing something else with my computer without the internet connection then maybe an hour later the connection comes back to life. This problem is getting kinda old already that it's not funny anymore. Would appreciate if somebody had even a slight suggestion to repair this problem.
 

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Hi everyone, I've been having the same problem for months now and have finally decided to try to get some help after attempting multiple fixes. I use both a wired connection and wireless connection on my new laptop depending on where I am in the house (if I'm hooked up to my docking station its wired, otherwise i'll be on the wireless). The wired connection works fine, but the wireless connection will often completely die on me without any apparent cause. I'm pretty sure the problem is with my laptop due to the following reasons:

1) My dad uses the same connection when he works from home, and told me he doesn't have any problems with it.
2) Just for testing services, I tried using a neighbors WiFi connection, and received the same results.

I've tried changing my DNS server between OpenDNS, Google's DNS, etc. and have not had any luck. I made sure my wireless cards weren't sleeping by un-checking 'allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. I uninstalled Hamachi to make sure it wasn't messing up any of my settings and still had the same problems. I've updated all my drivers and even re-installed them.

Just to describe what exactly happens during these disconnects, any live connections prior to the point where the internet disconnects stay alive (usually, such as Skype calls, AIM connections, certain games, etc.) and will stay open until closed. Web pages behave in a similar fashion, and in fact will ... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15-5547 running Win 8.1. Every now and then the scroll feature (two fingers vertical swipe to scroll the screen), and the two finger tap for right click, will stop working. When this happens, all the other features on the touchpad seem to work. If I restart the laptop it starts working again. I've tried going into services.msc and setting 'Human Interface Devices" to automatic startup, but it doesn't help. There's something else pretty weird also... When I go into the system tray (lower right), right click the touchpad icon, and select Touchpad Properties, it takes me into the Dell Pointing Devices windows. Inside this window, there is a sliding switch to disable the touchpad. When I disable it, the touchpad still works. Weird. Does anybody have any ideas how I can get this sorted out. I'm also using a wireless USB mouse on the same laptop, not sure if that makes a difference. Thanks.
 

Answer:Touchpad scroll dies randomly

Hi Jools

Personally I would look to see what touchpad driver version you are using and then either update it with an in-place update, or uninstall (my favourite option, then install new driver) the current driver and then re-install, as it may just be a slight corruption.

Latest driver HERE
Also a thought, when the touchpad stops with the scroll feature, had your laptop been left not used for a period of time, like hibernation?
 

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I've just bought the components for a new PC, and a friend has built it for me. Everything works fine for hours at a time, I can be playing games, browsing the internet, whatever. Then all of a sudden the PC cuts out, exactly as it would in a power cut, except for an almighty fan noise that kicks in and stays on until I hold the power button down to force the power off. When I say an almighty fan noise, I mean the loudest noise I've ever heard a PC make. I thought it was a hair-dryer turning itself on in the room the first time it happened.

Temperature doesn't seem to be an issue, everything's always around 40 degrees, and before I took it home the guy who built it stress tested it for hours up to 90 degrees without any problem. It has always cut out during web browsing (never whilst gaming) although that's probably just a coincidence.

Any suggestions? I literally have no clue whatsoever, what with being somewhat PC illiterate.

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I've had  a X41 Tablet for about 2.5 years now.  Just recently in the past month it will randomly die on me, meaning it will lose all power (No shutdown screen, nothing).  If I try to turn it back on, nothing will happen.  If I plug in the AC adapter, still no power.  The only way I can get it to start back up is if I remove the battery, then place it back in forcefully or wiggle the battery around while it is back in the slot.  If it does restart, the battery is still charged like nothing had happened.  So  it isn't the battery losing it's charge.  I even tried putting another battery in from one of the X41 tablets in our office after the computer had died and it wouldn't start.  My thoughts are it has something to with the connection on the board.  Any other thoughts or ways to fix this? Thanks,JohnMessage Edited by cranjx on 06-11-2008 10:34 AM













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Answer:Thinkpad Tablet X41 dies randomly

I would suggested having it inspected by lenovo themselves. Do you have a 3-year warranty?





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Well... I had a Win 7 Ultimate 64bit on this very machine (the one in my preferences) for almost 3 years until the moment when I said to myself: OK, time to refresh. And that only because my port 80 would die sometimes....sometimes thrice an hour for 10-15 min, sometimes twice a day. But it would happen every day. I re-installed with the hope it was just a bad Win installation but it happened again after just an hour in. What I tried? Well, I certainly tried a new router, but it didn't help. I knew it wouldn't since I also run Linux and OS X in home network and none is affected by this. I scanned old and new Win 7 with every possible malware finder, antivirus..etc. Even bought one (I have an "allergy" when it comes to A/Vs and such in general).. I went drastic today, I disconnected all devices (hdds, usbs, dvdroms, pcie) just to prove my point.. left a single 60 GB SSD with brand new win 7 with default drivers .. Took several hours but I still lost port 80 (it seems to be just port 80 since only browsers and windows LIVE are affected on my system)...Skype, FTP, rsync.. they'll all work just fine while nothing else web-wise does.

Help please! Any suggestions will be tested and reported.

Answer:Port 80 dies randomly, everything else works

What do you mean by "port 80 dies"? skype,ftp all works as you say. So not a tcp/ip routing/connection problem.
If you're having problems do:
in command prompt:
ping www.kpn.nl

Works?

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Well to start i got this new lap, its a dell inspiron N4050 with Windows 7 64bits but the problem is the touchpad will not move the cursor if I'm holding down a key on the keyboard(it actually won't even let move the mouse until about a half second after I let go of the key). I can still use the mouse buttons while holding down a key, though, and the Shift, Ctrl, and Alt keys don't cause this.

If anyone could solve this problem or any idea about what to do i would really apreciate it, thanks in advance

Answer:Need help with mousepad/keyboard

Why do you need to hold down any other keys besides ctrl or alt?

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My Laptop Keyboard and Mousepad is not working at all.

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Hi Everyone

In my previous house I would lose connection to the internet about 2-3 times a week. Since moving into my new house it happens more like 5-15 times a day. The internet light on my modem goes out and the broadband light blinks on and off.

95% of the time when I lose the connection it is for less than 2 minutes. But on some occasions it can take a half hour to work again.

Some more info:
- It happens on all 6 computers/devices in my household at the same time. (2 Macs, Win7 PC, iPad, iPod, PS3).
- All devices are connected wirelessly to modem. But, I have also tried Ethernet and still have same problem.
- I have tried 2 modems (including a brand new one that my ISP sent after I complained).
- I have tried using different jack points and cables.
- When the connection fails, I am still able to wirelessly access my modems config page. So wifi connection is not the issue.
- My ISP sent a technician out. He replaced one cable out by the road, but this did not solve the problem.

I have spent a few hours over multiple days on the phone with my ISP. First they said there was no problem with the line. Then they said there is definitively something wrong with the line. Then nothing wrong, then something wrong. Finally after they monitored the line for 3 separate 24 periods,they decided that the problem was solved. And I thought so too... I had good connection for about 36 hours. But then it started failing again, so far today I have lost connection about 10 times... Read more

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Hi there,

I can't seem to figure this problem out. Every so often (from seconds to a couple minutes) my internet connection will fail, but only for less than a second. Typically no one would even notice this, but it becomes a problem when you use software like Messenger or you play games online. The disconnection is long enough to sign you off.

I've been watching a ping I set to yahoo.com for a good 10 minutes, and sure enough, there are occasional spots where for just 1-3 attemps it will time out, then get replies just fine again.

I use a wired ethernet connection, not wireless. The ethernet port is part of my motherboard, its a fairly modern motherboard, not an old one, and I made sure the driver for it was up to date. Any ideas?

If this helps:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Travis-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.nh.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.nh.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4D-84-B5-34
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b87f:192c:248a:162f%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . ... Read more

Answer:Internet connection randomly dies shortly

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As the title says, my mouse stops working for a couple of seconds and then starts working perfectly again. It mainly happens when I am playing BF3, the game freezes for a second, then I hear the usb-removal sound Windows makes and the game unfreezes but the mouse is dead, then game freezes again for a second and mouse starts working. During the moment mouse is dead all other USB connected things works, only mouse that dies.
It has happened a few times before when im not in any game.

Why is this happening? I have never had any problem with this before.
I have tried putting my mouse a different USB port and it helped for a day or two and then it happened again.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
i5 2500k
GTX 580 Twin Frozr II
8GB RAM
 

Answer:Mouse randomly dies for a couple of seconds

I have had this same problem a few months ago. Although it happened with my mouse and keyboard simultaneously. My main harddrive was going bad. I replaced it and have not had the problem since. It was rather confusing at first as I had never seen these symptoms before from a bad harddrive.
 

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Hello, I've been having this problem for a little while now, and I figured this would be the right section to post it in (if not, please feel free to move it). This is the problem I've been having. While playing a 3D game, after a short while, one of 3 things will happen :1. The screen goes completely black and I'm left with no choice but to restart my computer.2. Similar to number one, except now the screen has random blocks of crazy colors all over, and I'm still left with no choice but to restart.3. The computer saves me the trouble of having to hit the power button, and just goes ahead and instantly restarts itself (screen goes black for a sec, and then I'm on the start up screen).And one more problem that I've chosen to separate from those 3; sometimes my computer just completely freezes and I need to restart. This happens seemingly randomly, at any time.I suspect this has something to do with a new video card I installed recently. I've had those 3 problems a bit before, but they are occurring much more frequently with the new card, and the random freezing thing is something new. So perhaps I installed it incorrectly, or its in some way not compatible with my system? I don't know, thats why I come here to ask you guys, any ideas whats going on?Video Card : Nvidia GeForce FX 5200**Might be worth noting that I did not purchase this hardware, it was given to me by a friend, therefor I have no documentation or disc with it**Misc System... Read more

Answer:Computer dies during game, also sometimes freezes randomly

If it is a used card i would install it in another machine....same symptoms and the card is dying....

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Hello there,
I've been pondering around this problem for quite a while now and I finally decided to inquire the mighty crowds of computer wisdom i.e. you all

I've had this exact same problem in my previous system (with Windows 7 32-bit and quite a bit different internals) but it wasn't nearly as frequent as it is now (with Windows 7 64-bit and brand new CPU/MB/RAM/GPU) - however, this problem never happened on my previous box while it had Windows XP installed for a short while. Namely, the audio in Windows would stop working at random, every app that uses an audio interface would freeze when attempting to access any sink, I can't change the volume or mute anything, and I cannot even reset the Windows Audio service (reset times out) when that happens - the only solution is to reboot after which everything works just fine. The only difference between my old system and this one is that now I rarely get the reset procedure to 'freeze' on 'explorer.exe - Playing log-off sound...' (requiring to force restart to continue the process), but now it more often hangs at 'Shutting down...' screen requiring a physical restart.

My audio stack consists of the integrated sound (disabled, I don't need it, but in my previous setup it was enabled) and two USB-based sound sinks, namely Logitech Z Cin?ma speakers (Default Device) and Logitech G930 headset (Default Communications Device). Both are connected directly to the motherboard USB ports so it's not a problem with wonky USB hubs.

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Answer:Windows audio randomly dies (probably USB-related)

Hiyya inco and welcome for starters I am definitely no expert mate I run a straight forward Asus Xonar DG card (the Xonar supports 7:1 systems) with my Ivy B with a Logitec Z 506 speaker set up and I have no probs at all, and it is a fairly cheap card at that.
Now I don't know what your audio set up is and it sounds like Ben Hur to me but just as a suggestion why not try a different brand card? I just really like the Asus control module that comes with mine and Asus do a really nice range of sound cards.

I am just getting a gut feeling the Logitec card is not the full dollar.

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My computer is being extremely odd right now. Randomly, usually while gaming but at other times also, it will just die. When this happens, it kinda just freezes while repeating the same sound on a loop. It loses all video and sounds like all the insides shut off. When it does this, hitting reset doesn't really work, and usually I cannot turn it off and back on. If I try, I get no beep in POST which indicates to me it would be CPU or MoBo...maybe a power supply?

If I unplug the power from the back for a minute, I can restart it and it will go through POST with the beep and all, and say CPU is unworkable or has been changed, and then play fine for anywhere between 5 minutes to many hours with no problems, then it will happen again.

I cannot tell what wattage my PS is. I built most of this computer about 5 years ago, and have since modded the power supply case, and lost the sticker. The CPU is the original one I got when I built it, the MoBo is 4 years old, and the video card is new.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Abit IC7-G (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
System Memory 3072 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS (256 MB)
Audio Adapter Creative Audigy SE (SB0570) Sound Card

I come here to find the experts to help. I cannot afford to change everything or build a whole new computer, so I'm hoping someone will have had this problem before and save me lots of money by telling me what... Read more

Answer:Comp randomly dies, hard to restart

Hello & welcome to TSF

follow this link & download this program

it should be able to give you your voltages

the post them back here


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it seems to happen most often when playing video or playing facebook games of any type. there is no warning the computer is just OFF. it has done this in safe mode as well and i wasn't even watching video or playing any games then. the only time it has done this before it was over heated. now sometimes it is hot and others it is not so it really seems random. no viruses, no malware, regular maintenance is kept up. if i can find a solution other than formatting the machine that would be great, or at least knowing if formatting would do me any good at all. i have downloaded hijack this and the TSGInfo follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183119 MB, Free - 107917 MB; H: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 765073 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:computer shuts off (Dies completely) randomly

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Hello
My laptop (Lenovo G50-30) is 3weeks old, uses Windows 10, and goes to sleep randomly when i use the built in keyboard
It seems to happen more often when i use the Left-Shift key
I have tried recovering the PC to before first time it happened, but nothing changed
When i try to reset the system it fails and sometimes, only when i "Restart" the PC, it freezes on startup
This is really frustrating and i really dont know what to do, please help

Jacob

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laptop goes to sleep randomly when using keyboard.

Answer:laptop goes to sleep randomly when using keyboard

and welcome to the Forum

What are the PC Specs?
If Pre-Built, what is the Brand & Model Number
If Custom Built, what is the Brand & Model of Motherboard? the CPU-RAM? the Graphics card?

What operating system?

What hardware or software has been recently installed or uninstalled?

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Hey, I just purchased a manufacturer refurbished 2013 Toshiba laptop with Windows 8 on it. On initial startup and set up, everything was looking fine. I could type and move the mouse around. Before the login screen though, the computer started describing things through audio and selecting things randomly on the screen. I didn't understand and just used enter and the arrow buttons to proceed. I think I accidentally turned off my mousepad and keyboard though, or toggled multiple things badly. On the login screen, I cannot type or see my mouse, but it shows things typing (much more than I actually do) and occasionally it will go to the screen saver, and back to the login screen. There is also a bar on the side that pops up with a screen sharing selection. I can tell the keyboard isn't working, because the capslock does not light up when I press it.

Does anyone have any idea what I did or how to fix it?

Thanks!

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Hi! I have a G510 Laptop and I have a problem with my mousepad. But I don't know why and when it occurs.Sometimes, - as mentioned I don't know why - the mousepad is not working properly in the middle of it. What I mean is that I can't move the cursor if I start moving from the middle of the mousepad, but it works, if i start from the side. I actually don't press any combinations. I noticed it occurs when I am using Office Outlook and that "free space" in between is like a roll up and down for pages.Maybe someone can tell me what the combination for this mousepad is. I don't have any support by Lenovo although the Laptop is one week old. Thanks for the help. regards,dukelone calzone

Answer:Keyboard/Mousepad Problem

Hi Dukelone,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G510 Laptop Touchpad is not working as expected and the pointer freezes, please re-install the Touchpad driver in the computer to check the issue, below are the links to download the Touchpad drivers:
 

Touchpad Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Touchpad Driver  for Windows 8 (64-bit)
T0uchpad Driver for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi thereHave had my R61 for a few weeks now, running XP Pro SP2. Suddenly this week, sometimes when I boot up the keyoard and/or mousepad/pointer wont work - I reboot, between 1-2 times, and it works again. Sometimes cant even type password to enter my windows setup, or sometimes it works but then cant click/type after my desktop appears. Seems to be completely random, no apparent logic to the failure of the keyboard/pointer. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Thanks in advanceAndy





R61 - 7735-E21 (purchased Sep 2008)XP Pro SP2

Answer:Keyboard/Mousepad Problem

Hi Andy,have T500 running XP Pro SP2. Have exactly same problem.Today I have updated Bios and Lenovo system. Maybe this will help. I'll post if works.If you have resolved, please let me know.Thanks, Dietrich

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We have an HP Envyx2 (13.3") Notebook/tablet with a detachable blue-tooth enabled keyboard.  We prefer to use it with USB attached mouse.  Is there any way to defeat the keyboard's integrated mousepad?  It is way too sensitive and will arbitrarily move the mouse to random spots on the screen during typing. Also - if there is no way to turn off the mousepad, can someone recommend a good blue-tooth keyboard without a mousepad?

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My lenovo u410 mousepad and keyboard don't work properly. At first, it was only my mousepad that sometimes worked/sometimes didn't which didn't bother me much because I have a usb mouse but now my keyboard doesn't work either. I have to reboot my computer 2-3 times after uninstalling the keyboard in device managers for it to work. The mousepad being broken has been going on for months now but the keyboard thing is new. Now whenever the mousepad doesn't work, the keyboard won't either. Any advice?

Answer:Keyboard/Mousepad Problem

Dear llyynnn
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
Would you please follow the below steps and let me know once you done if the issue still exist or not :-
 
1- Shut down the mahcine and connect the charger
2- hold the power button down for 15 Sec and then remove
3- turn on the machine once again and check 
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Is it possible to disable the mousepad?  I use either a wired or wireless mouse and find the fact my shirtcuff can relocate the cursor by brushing across the pad disconcerting.  On my previous laptop, there was a bar that would disconnect the keyboard mousepad. 

Answer:Disabling keyboard mousepad

Welcome!There's a couple of things you can do, assuming that you have the standard Windows Vista pre-load. Access the Control Panel/Mouse utility and select the UltraNav tab. Deselect the "Enable TouchPad" option. Or click the "Settings" button next to that option and adjust the sensitivity settings.

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Hey, I just purchased a manufacturer refurbished 2013 Toshiba laptop with Windows 8 on it. On initial startup and set up, everything was looking fine. I could type and move the mouse around. Before the login screen though, the computer started describing things through audio and selecting things randomly on the screen. I didn't understand and just used enter and the arrow buttons to proceed. I think I accidentally turned off my mousepad and keyboard though, or toggled multiple things badly. On the login screen, I cannot type or see my mouse, but it shows things typing (much more than I actually do) and occasionally it will go to the screen saver, and back to the login screen. There is also a bar on the side that pops up with a screen sharing selection. I can tell the keyboard isn't working, because the capslock does not light up when I press it.

Does anyone have any idea what I did or how to fix it?

Thanks!

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Hi,

I am currently attempting to fix an Acer Aspire 3002 laptop.

The computer was given to me to fix after the owner found the computer crashing whilst using the recovery disks. Unfortunately I do not know the sytoms of the problems he was experiencing that led to wanting to use the recovery disk in much detail since he isnt very computer literate but computer had ground to a halt through what he had thought might be viruses.

I tried the recovery disks myself and worked fine untill windows xp setup required user input regional settings etc... then crashed.

I then tried windows xp install disk after reformatting the drive. Worked untill windows install required user input again... then crashed.

Next I tried an unattended edition of windows xp (windowsue) and the install crashed 90% through "registering componets".

Replaced RAM. Same probmlem. Scan Hard Disk No Problem. Ran a series of system diagnostic tests from a boot cd on cpu and motherboard, no problem found.

Ran Windows XP install with USB mouse and keyboard attached and installed fine. Windows also worked fine. Reinstalled all acer drivers... The computer still works but only whilst usb keyboard and mouse are connected. When disconnected I cant use laptop keyboard or touchpad and usb peripherals will not work if reconnected untill rebooting the system. Clean boot without usb mouse and keyboard connected crashes within seconds of windows loading.

Just can't figure it out! Onboard ke... Read more

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Yet another problem with my peice of crap i call the "computer".

I got a new monitor at xmas, hoping to solve the problems i was haveing with my old one too no avail however.

Sometimes when im playing games etc it just looses the signal from the computer. Im using a 9800 pro 128MB graphics card, and cant understand why this is happening. The computer is still running fine though. It just wont display anything. Why could this be? I only got the card 3 months ago, it shoudlnt be doing this. It also at random intervals decides to artifact and under both circumstances i have to switch off for a while and wait before it will work again.

Things ive checked.

The card i sseated properly.
uninstalled it and reinstalled it
using latest drivers.
Using Direct X 9c
On board VGA automatically disables when AGP card is plugged in.
when uninstalled it seems to run fine from the motherboard connection (Hence im thinking dodgy card)
The car dis connected to the power supply as is nescessary.

Im totally stumped here. I can live with the situation but its not ideal, especially whe im playing gamesa and it just dies on me. Its as though the card is stopping sending the signal to my monitor.

Could this be a dodgy card? If so who do i contact about it? The place i bought the card from, or the manufacturer??

Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

Answer:Monitor randomly dies/video card probs

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I have had my 3000 N100 Thinkpad for around 2 years now and after a year and a half I realised the Battery was no longer charging, soon after this happened my Laptop would just die randomly, when I say die I mean there is no shutdown screen  it is as iff all power to the p.c. suddenly stopped.At first I though it must be a Virus but after numerous scans and re-installing Windows the problem re-occured, Today I opened the P.C. and checked the fan as I thought maybe it was over heating and eventually giving in, I was relieved to see a load of dust and used the vacumn to clear the fan.I thought that would fix the problem but now if anything it seems worse, I know the battery is dead as the charge level is 0 and the battery indicator on the front of the laptop flashes 5 times organge before disappears completely...In a Final attempt I have disconnected the battery completely and am now running it only on the power adapter, I don't know if this will work but I need to do something...What could cause a problem like this, all of my settings are correct my power settings are set to always on with no hibernation.Any help will be wonderful.Thanks
 
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Answer:Computer dies Randomly (Battery also dead) [PICS]

Maybe the battery just went bad. The only way I can think of to test it would be to try the battery in another Lenovo 3000 or to try a new battery in your Lenovo 3000.





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I've been having an issue with my X270 laptop since I bought it. The laptop is running Windows 10. What happens is randomly (this can take weeks, or days) the trackpad and pointing stick completely stops working. The only solution is to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them using an external mouse. I've tried various versions of the drivers, including the latest, and it still continues to happen. Any solutions to fix this?

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Also I successfully ran an Aida64 stress test until the battery died normally (it did NOT shut down). Any suggestions on what i should do? Edit: oops i sent this twice by accident

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I've had this laptop for about 2 weeks, and have Windows 10.  A couple of days or so ago, I unplugged it and took it into another room to use.  It was on battery at least 6 hours with no problems.  It's been plugged in since then. I just looked at the battery meter and it shows only 35% power remaining.  Why is it not fully recharged by now?

Answer:Aspire E5-575G-5328 randomly dies on battery

Hi,Try a battery calibration, the method is here:https://www.howtogeek.com/172271/how-to-calibrate-your-laptops-battery-for-accurate-battery-life-est...

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Also I successfully ran an Aida64 stress test until the battery died normally (it did NOT shut down). Any suggestions on what i should do? Edit: oops i sent this twice by accident













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Answer:Aspire E5-575G-5328 randomly dies on battery

Sorry you are having problems with your Acer E5 laptop. Based on the info provided we recommend the system be checked by the Acer repair location for your region. Please contact Acer from the country list posted at http://www.acer.com/worldwide/ for assistance with this issue.

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Any help on what i should do?

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Hi all, I have a laptop that has had a drink spilt over the keyboard, I managed to get to the logon screen, but can't enter the users password as it just types whatever it wants.
If I plug in an external usb keyboard, will this overide the laptop keybord and I'll be able to type?
Just looking for a temporary solution before i get the keyboard replaced.
Thank

Answer:laptop keyboard broke, typing randomly

Check Keyboard for stuck key

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Ever since I've upgraded my dad's laptop to Windows 10, the keyboard and touchpad stop working randomly, and would work only after I restart the computer. (logging off, switch user, standby mode doesn't resolve it.)
There is no pattern to it. Sometimes it would be ok for a few days, sometimes it would happen again after a few hours. I mostly do internet browsing on the laptop.

When the problem occurred:
- The keyboard AND the touchpad would both stop working at the same time.
- USB mouse still works. (I do not have an external keyboard to test)
- The lights on the keys themselves (eg caps lock, wifi) would still remain on if they're activated but cannot be toggled on/off as usual.
- The device manager still showed no problems with the mouse or keyboard.

Things I've tried:
- sfc /scannow
- disabled sticky keys
- used the generic drivers for keyboard and touchpad
- reinstalled the drivers for keyboard and touchpad
- updated to the latest synaptics driver
- made a new synaptics trackpad profile
- disabled touchpad when using the USB mouse

Laptop stats:
HP Pavillion dm1-4002AU
Windows 10 Home 64bit (upgraded from Win7 and then reset to a fresh state)
AMD Radeon HD 6230 Graphics
6GB RAM
Synaptics Driver Version: 19.0.12.95 06Jul15
Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
Lenovo ThinkPad PS/2 keyboard

This is very exasperating. I would appreciate some help in stopping this problem permanently, thanks.

Answer:Laptop keyboard and touchpad randomly do not work

I am having the same problem. Is there any update on this ??

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Ever since I've upgraded my dad's laptop to Windows 10, the keyboard and touchpad stop working randomly, and would work only after I restart the computer. (logging off, switch user, standby mode doesn't resolve it.)
There is no pattern to it. Sometimes it would be ok for a few days, sometimes it would happen again after a few hours. I mostly do internet browsing on the laptop.

When the problem occurred:
- The keyboard AND the touchpad would both stop working at the same time.
- USB mouse still works. (I do not have an external keyboard to test)
- The lights on the keys themselves (eg caps lock, wifi) would still remain on if they're activated but cannot be toggled on/off as usual.
- The device manager still showed no problems with the mouse or keyboard.

Things I've tried:
- sfc /scannow
- disabled sticky keys
- used the generic drivers for keyboard and touchpad
- reinstalled the drivers for keyboard and touchpad
- updated to the latest synaptics driver
- made a new synaptics trackpad profile
- disabled touchpad when using the USB mouse

Laptop stats:
HP Pavillion dm1-4002AU
Windows 10 Home 64bit (upgraded from Win7 and then reset to a fresh state)
AMD Radeon HD 6230 Graphics
6GB RAM
Synaptics Driver Version: 19.0.12.95 06Jul15
Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
Lenovo ThinkPad PS/2 keyboard

This is very exasperating. I would appreciate some help in stopping this problem permanently, thanks.

Answer:Laptop keyboard and touchpad randomly do not work

I am having the same problem. Is there any update on this ??

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Yesterday I started having a severe issue with my Asus X550L laptop keyboard. They keyboard is almost unresponsive and types randomly by itself (spamming random numbers, letters, and symbols).
The steps I have taken to try and resolve the problem are as follows:
1. Checked for any stuck keys
2. Rebooted my laptop
3. Ran a full system scan for any malware
4. Checked for driver updates
5. Performed a system restore - this worked initially for about ten minutes but after shutting down my laptop and going to bed, the problem persisted in the morning. I tried an earlier recovery afterward but it didn't fix the issue either.
6. Checked for any hardware changes in device manager

As far as I know there has not been any physical damage or liquid spills onto the keyboard, and a usb keyboard does work when plugged in, however it is sometimes overridden by the laptop's keyboard issues. I would really appreciate some help as I don't have a lot of money right now and the laptop is just out of warranty (I've had it for just over a year).
 

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So, I need help and probably quick...So I had a graphics tablet which I installed on my lenovo Ideapad which suddenly the Mouse pad , Keyboard and sound stopped working. Yes, I've uninstalled drivers, Yes, I've had Microsoft tech support, heck even let them into my laptop but still, no solution or no working...Please may I have help? It's really bugging me

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I bought this laptop December and there haven't  been any issues with the keyboard and mousepad until now. On 3/3/15 I was using it perfectly with no problems; while leaving it hibernated, I wake up the next day and use it, I find some trouble connecting to the wifi, so I restart the computer.The logo freezes for about 20 seconds, as if having trouble loading the driver. So I go to Device Manager to find "Lenovo Pointing Device" with an exclamation mark, and something sbout errot 10 and not loading. The keyboard driver in PS/2 doesn't have an exclamation mark but still doesn't work. It's the same situation as this guy https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Lenonvo-Y40-touch-pad-and-keyboard-not-working/... Before going on, note they don't work AT ALL in the login screen or even the lenovo bootscreen. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the driver many times (taken from the proper lenovo site of course w8.1 64bit ), had a lenovo phone representative do the same and still nothing. Every time you reinstall the error keeps coming up. I installed all the windows updates to make sure thats not the issue. All the other drivers are already up to date. Now, I did a system restore many times, now back 2 weeks before, and the result is still the same. Same exlamation point, same slow bootup, Id like to think this is a hardware issue but they were working fine just before I rebooted it. I do tend to leave the laptop on hibernate for... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Y40 keyboard and mousepad not working

hi paulschaeffer,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
From your observation, it does seem like you have a faulty keyboard/touchpad.
 
Things that you can try:
1. Inside Windows, follow this guide on how to boot into the UEFI Firmware Interface. If successful, try to test the keyboard by trying one of the keyboard options at the bottom of the screen (this is to verify the keyboard functionality outside Windows)
   - Link to picture
 
2. Power down the machine, press the OneKey Recovery button and observe if you can navigate to the Novo Menu. If the keyboard is working, hit System Recovery and check if the touchpad is functional.
  - Link to picture
 
If both the keyboard and touchpad are working fine outside Windows then you may need to consider doing a factory reset by continuing with the System Recovery, otherwise, you may need to contact lenovo one more time for service.
 
 
Regards

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Hi, whenever i type or use the mousepad it seems to change my song it happens both on itunes and foobar any help?

Answer:y470 Keyboard and mousepad changes track

hey dayyoung,try reinstalling itunes; also does this happen on other media players such as winamp ?





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I have a Lenovo Y40-70 running Windows 8.1 64bit. A couple of days ago I restarted the laptop and it installed updates. After installing the updates, both the keyboard and mousepad did not function (I had to use an external usb keyboard and mouse to login and make this forum post). There was no physical trauma on the laptop. It worked fine before I restarted, and after it did not. It was literally just sitting on the table the entire time.  The keys do not work outside of the operating system either. I booted using the Novo key and was unable to select any options because none of the keys work. The Fn + F2 combo for toggling the display does, however, most likely (I presume) because it's a direct physical connection to the screen.













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Answer:Lenovo Y40-70 Keyboard and Mousepad Do Not Function

Can you try a system restore to a point before the series of updates?

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Hi everyone. I'm not sure if it's just my laptop or is it a more common issue. So far I love my Ideapad Y550P but here's what bothers me. Everytime I type something with keyboard, the mousepad freezes for like 2 seconds. This is pretty annoying because I use hotkeys a lot in many daily tasks. Simple hotkeys like Ctrl+C, F2 for reanaming, Delete, or even arrow keyswill freeze the mousepad. It's perfectly okay with my optical mouse but I can't make the keyboard and mousepad work together... Anyone has the same problem? Know any solutions to that? Million Thanks.













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Answer:Y550P Sticky keyboard and mousepad

I had this same problem. The best solution I found was to uninstall your synaptics driver and then re-download and re-install the drivers from the synpatics (not the Lenovo) website. Hope this helps! This problem was super annoying for me as well.

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I can only turn on the machine, thats it. I cant type and I can't move the cursor. Any suggestions would be appreciated. This problem just randomly happened today, I didnt drop it or anything like that. Thanks.

Answer:Y480 - Keyboard AND Mousepad both NOT Working!

Hi Zriob
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums
 
Please try the below steps as it might solve the issue
 
1) shut down the machine
2) plug out the battery and connect the charger
3) with the machine of hold the power button down for 15 Second
4) machine will go on then test the keyboard and the mouse
 
- if the issue still exist please let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa
 





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the last two days my machine has suffered a crash with similar symptoms. First, the display goes blank. I can see some disk activity. This continues for maybe 20-30 seconds and then the machine shuts down. Yesterday, I had to restart the machine twice b/c the first attempt also resulted in a shutdown during the boot process.I thought that perhaps it was an overheating issue, but I'm not convinced of that as today there was nothing obstructing the exhaust vents (though they were a bit dusty).I'm runing windows 7 pro, 64 bit. Have an NVidia card, but I don't know about the details. Where would I find them? Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Thinkpad W510 Display randomly dies and then machine shuts down

If it is a W510, graphics are probably 1GB NVIDIA® Quadro® FX880M.  It is hard to diagnose from a thousand miles away, but my first guess is overheating. I suggest installing TPFancontrol (free) and monitor temperatures.

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After rebooting the laptop, mouse touchpad, keyboard were not working to alllow me login to my computer using ctrl, alt, drl. It freezes there till I will have to power it off or remove the battery. Please what do I do. I'm hooked.

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Hello people! Last time I went  to US, I've bought this machine from Amazon: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Signature Edition - 12.5" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Notebook PC - Intel i5 Haswell / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD / WiFi / Webcam / Windows 8.1 - Black I love it! At least until two weeks ago... after a windows/lenovo update things starts to be really hard. My keyboard and mousepad simple don't work anymore, totally unresponsive. If I hit "del" to access the bios, the keyboard does work, after that, when windows is loading and fully loaded, I've got only the "tablet" mode.  The only thing that works correctly is the touchscreen, as it only recognize itself as a tablet, not as a ultrabook. The screen also rotates automatacly when windows is fully loaded, so I have to use the tent mode with an external usb keyboard/mouse or type in the screen keyboard... I leave in Brazil, got in contact with lenovo suport team here, after a lot of procedures, that didn't solve the problem, they told me to get in contact with lenovo US and ask for an original dvd recovery. Is there anyone with a different approach to solve this problem?

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 Hello, I have a Lenova  YOGA 500 red laptop bought in september last year. Suddenly last night the keyboard on it stopped working as well as mousepad. Windows 10 is installed on it. I couldn't get any work done, Can anyone advice me of the steps to take to restore the keyboard and mousepad.  Much appreciated in advance. Regards,Sal.

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 500 keyboard and mousepad not working?

Hi hunky, Welcome to community forums. Have you made any changes recently on your computer? Are all the buttons on the keyboard not working? Here are the things that you can try.? Press NOVO button, you'll see there 4 options (Normal Startup, BIOS Setup, Boot Menu, System Recovery)? Try to use the Arrow Keys on the keyboard, check if it works.? If the Arrow Keys works select System Recovery.? Once you're there check if the touchpad scroll is still working. If it is working outside OS, but it's not working inside OS. I recommend doing BIOS reset.? Press NOVO button, go to BIOS setup? Press F9 (Load optimal defaults), then F10 (Save changes and exit) Check if everything is working. Hope this helps!  

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I just got a new laptop and mine is giving me grief with it's fingerpad constantly changing the zoom levels on my IE8.

With one fell swipe of my finger(s)... my zoom level in IE8 goes up or down. (I sometimes use 2 fingers from both hands. Dunnno if that's wrong or not but it's comfortable to me.)

Dunno WHY my laptop finger pad should change the IE8 zooom levels, but then I'm not familiar with laptop fingerpads.

Is there some way to lock the zoom level in IE8 or stop the fingerpad from doing this?
I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Also the keyboard I noticed types out double keys so I get stuff like
"I wiish this craaap wouuld stopp!"
So I constantly have to go back over stuff I type.

Any ideas on that as well?

thanks!
 

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Hello, im dealing with a friends Toshiba Satellite laptop. The computers mousepad will not work. The keyboard will npt respond to 80% of the keys including the Enter or Arrow pad. At first I thought it might've been a corrupted windows installation but then accessing the Bios menu (F2 key worked) I was unable to input any other keyboard commands. I popped an Ubuntu CD and am having similar issues. I've came to the conclusion that components would have to be replaced.

any input would be appreciated!

Should I advise my friend that a replacement keyboard would have to be ordered? What steps should I approach next? Thank you in advance!

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Mousepad & Keyboard malfunction

I think I would first try to go to the Toshiba website, look up the particular laptop and download updated drivers. It could be a driver issue and i would try that before spending money on new parts.

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Yeah, so, as you can see fro the title, my laptop is having some issues xDWhat I can tell y'all is it's not that stuff was out of date because I made sure everything was up to date. Then I read on here that to fix the keyboard issue, I could factory reset it. But that didn't work (Note: I haven't updated anything after the reset). Frankly, I don't know what to do. I'm jsut glad it's a touchscreen so I can do some stuff.As far as the wifi thing goes, it doesn't search for wifi. Even when I tell it too, it just turns it off. Product Info (after reset):Edition: Windows 10 HomeVersion: 1607OS Build: 14393.0Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA093S/N: R90HSW77Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50 GHz  2.59 GHzSystem Type: 64-bitPen and Touch: Touch support with 10 touch points Please keep in mind I can not use anything except the touch screen and on screen keyboard.Thanks in advanced. Edit: I forgot to mention that the battery icon is now always showing full and charging (though my battery saver still kicks on), and the pc will not hibernate by closing the lid.

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Hello. I'm having a rather incredible problem with Windows 8 Pro. Sometimes, after booting, my notebook's keyboard doesn't work at all. Some facts about all this to inform the diagnosis:
The keyboard doesn't work in Windows; it does in the UEFI bios. (Ie I boot to windows and it doesn't work, I then reboot, test it in the bios and see that it works; I go back to windows and it still doesn't work there.)
It happens randomly: maybe once every ?5? boot ups. Definitly not always.
**I think** (but aren't sure) that it only happens when booting, not when coming back from hibernation or sleep.
Unplugging the battery or the power cord doesn't help.
I'm fairly careful about malware and I don't think it's related. I don't have any malware protection other than Windows'.
The System section of the Event Viewer only has one apparently relevant event, "The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ROOT\WPD\0000.". Notice this is related to a Logitec input driver, and I'm having trouble with the notebook's built-in keyboard. I never plugged a Logitec keyboard (but I did use a Logitec mouse in the past).
Nevertheless I acted upon that event log. Some pages elsewhere (The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device... error - Windows 7 Help Forums) suggested changing the Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework from Manual (triggered) to automatic. It didn't help.
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Answer:Windows 8: keyboard laptop randomly doesn't work after booting

Some additional info:
It was suggested somewhere else that turning off Windows 8's fast boot option would help; it didn't.
I just completed a run of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and found nothing except for 4 autohotkey .bin files that seem ok for the rest of the AVs at virustotal.
Nothing relevant seems to be logged in the System log when the keyboard comes back up.

Thanks again!

(ps where's the edit link?)

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I was playing a game (Overwatch, if it matters) and my keyboard stopped working, but the mouse, screen, and sound all continued to work perfectly. After about 10 seconds the screen froze, but the sound and mouse continued to work. Another few seconds the
mouse stopped working, but the sound still worked. The power button did not work, and when I closed my laptop the sounds kept playing. When I unplugged the mouse and plugged it back on the mouse no longer lit up. I waited a bit for laptop to fix itself, to
no avail. I had to open the laptop up and unplug a cable connecting the batter to something to turn off the laptop, plugged it back in, and the laptop worked fine. The same issue happened where the keyboard stopped working and the screen froze, except this
time the sound stopped and the power button still worked. Why did this happen, and how can I stop this from happening again?
The laptop I use is the one in this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PYYDMQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I have a Lenovo Y50-70 laptop, purchased last December. Just this past week, I've had an issue with the PC settings menu popping up randomly when  type n the keyboard. I haven't made a connection with a particular keystroke combination, but it's very distracting (it just did this in the middle of the word "distracting, after the first t). At first I thought it might be because my wrist hits the keypad a lot when typing, but I'm certain it wasn't this time. I have windows 8.1 as the operating system. 

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My HP notebook PC out of nowhere started freezing up on normal startup. You can use the mouse and keyboard for roughly two minutes then they freeze and the only way to use this computer is thru safe mode (back to basic drivers) I have tried several attempts at system restore with no luck. Tried uninstall mouse and keyboard drivers and replacing. ..no luck. Im not sure what else I can do. I ran full virus and malware scans and found nothing. My ex did at one point have a keylogger on my pc which I caught in the act of her using. Since then I believe I uninstalled it (but this was over a month ago). Any suggestions or fixes would be greatly appreciated. I have windows 7 by the way. Thank you,Brad

Answer:My HP Notebook Mousepad and keyboard only work in safe mode

hello therei had same problem as u have it here. even me i tried things as u did, after all i reinstalled os (windows) formatted then totally worked fine.but before that try to use external keyboard and mouse? check is it same ?also try to install graphic drivers * for driver softwares or  driver updates you can download this softwareLink removed...Rezan

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I purchased my Thinkpad around December-January time, and ever since there have been some reoccurring issues. For one, with the keyboard, occasionally some keys stick: say I'll be holding down the S key and then release, sometimes it keeps acting as if it's still being held. Also, the entire numberpad has ceased to function; around this time last week it worked perfectly fine, I used to use the calculator, lock, internet and file explorer buttons at the top of the number pad all the time, but one day they just stopped working. The numbers themselves, as well as the NumLock key and all the others, also don't work. I've tried restarting, performing scans, installing drivers and all sorts, but with no luck.  Finally, with the mousepad, occasionally sections of it will stop working. As I type this, I can use the right hand side of my mousepad to move the mouse, but the left side won't work at all. Sometimes it will change, with the center of the mousepad not working, whereas the very right and left of the mousepad do. Usually reinstalling a driver or restarting the computer fixes this, but it keeps happening and is very frustrating. This laptop is only a few months old, I'm not too pleased with the problems that keep popping up, and I'm hoping someone can be of help! Thank you













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Answer:Problems with Thinkpad E560 Keyboard/numberpad and mousepad

My mistake! I had completely missed the BIOS update, which I installed and fixed this issue. I found it here, if anyone else is having similar issues http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-Edge-laptops/ThinkPad-E560/do...  

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Ok, first of all. Excuse me for my poor english and so on.

Now to my problem; I rebooted my Satellite A200 a few days ago and when it powered up and the Vista log-in screen showed the keybord and mousepad wouldnt react. I figure its a driver-related problem beause both the keyboard and the mousepad works fine in BIOS and setup-screen.
The problem is that Windows wont troubleshoot or install new drivers.

What to do?

/JS

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Answer:Keyboard and mousepad stopped working on Satellite A200

You wrote, that Windows wont troubleshoot or install new drivers.
What you do mean exactly and do you get an error?
Can you explain this please?

And it would be interesting that you have the problem with external, internal or both input devices.

In worst case you should reinstall Windows with the recovery disk.

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Hi there,

I've got Windows XP installed on my laptop. It starts up fine and will initially run ok, although the cursor is a bit jerky. However, about a minute or two after my desktop has appeared the mousepad will start to become intermittent, and be pretty much unresponsive after a few minutes. The keyboard is also unresponsive with only a very occasional response to the Numlk key. However, if I start in safe mode it all runs fine. I have Kaspersky, spybot, and malwarebytes installed, and have found nothing running them in safe mode. Does anyone have any suggestions please?

Thanks in advance,
Mar (writing this from another computer)

Answer:Mousepad and keyboard freezing up shortly after starting Windows

I would try uninstalling (via Device Manager), then reinstalling...both the mouse/keyboard drivers. Could be damaged.

Louis

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Hi, I went to start using my Flex 3 this morning and discovered the following issues: -Keyboard is all messed up - most keys result in the number "6" with a few exceptions.-Mousepad won't work-Wifi won't turn on-USB port closest to the network and hdmi ports doesn't work.-Fan runs constantly Everything else appears fine (Touch Screen, running programs, other USB ports) but I have not tried the network and hdmi ports yet.. The last thing I did before shutting down last night was install icloud for Windows. I tried uninstalling it. Could this even really be a software issue? Wondering if this is something someone else has encountered.My experience tells me this is most likely a hardware issue. Lastly, it figures that the warranty expired almost exactly 3 weeks ago.

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Question: Keyboard dies

This is on my AMD comp. My keyboard will stop funtioning at various times. Usually after the comp comes out of a screensaver. The keyboard is set to "use this to wake the comp up" setting. Hibernate and monitor shut off are disabled, and the screensaver is set at 30 minutes.

I have used two keyboards, one was a USB viewsonic, the other a PS/2 GE. They both do the same thing.

I recently did a full reinstall of XP Home with SP2 and all updates. It's a Gigabyte GA series mobo with a XP 2400 proc, unknown DDR, and a FX5200 vid card.

One weird thing, when I hit the scroll lock key, the lights light up on the keyboard, so I know it still has power, but when I let off the scroll lock key, all the lights go dead again (Fkey lock, Num lock, and Caps lock).

Any settings I should try? I have no idea where to start beside input devices, and I couldn't find anything out of the ordinary.

Answer:Keyboard dies

Today I come home to a steady beep, I spend at least a full minute looking for it until I go up to the computer room and find the AMD comp just emitting one long beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. I then shut it down and reboot. It reboots and sporatically beeps for various lengths of time ranging from 1 second to 10 seconds. Everytime the mobo beeps, the lights on the keyboard flash in tandem.

I reboot again, this time I cannot get either the keyboard or the mouse to function at all.

Is this a dead mobo? Or is it going to die soon? It seemed to work great up until the last reinstall of XP Home.

Please give me some input. Nubius, are you still here?

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I bought new pc parts this week and also bought Windows 10 Home while I was at it, due to W7 not accepting USB 3.0. But shortly after, I started having bad audio problems when using my headset, which is connected to my motherboard's rear 3.5mm output.

The symptoms consist of:
- The audio cutting out suddenly after just a few minutes of usage, e.g. 30 seconds of youtube, combined with the microphone not picking up any audio.

- Sound panel not responding occassionally or becoming sluggish. Can pop up later when clicking on things like browser tabs.

- High Definition Audio Device disappearing from choosable outputs in the notification area.

- Realtek High Definition Device disappearing from the Device Manager.

- Random pop-ups saying that I've either unplugged an audio device or I've plugged in an audio device multiple times in a row.

- Sound panel showing activity from both random thing I'm playing, and the Test Sound button, but no sound actually playing in the headset.

- Usually the sound cuts out with a small crackle, but other times it's completely silent when it happens. When loading the desktop I can hear some crackling too.

- ARK: Survival Evolved crashing, giving me a memory write error, followed by a notification of a decive being plugged in instantly after.

I've tried:
- Installing the latest drivers through windows update, realtek's latest drivers, motherboard's latest drivers and various .cab updates being rejected because the drivers "are up to date&... Read more

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Hi,

I have just installed Windows 7 onto my laptop which is around a year old now but the mouse pad and the keyboard do not work. No lights on the caps lock keys or anything, the only way to get them to work is to press the power button so that the laptop goes into sleep and then press it again to wake it up, this then wakes up the keyboard but the mouse pad still does not work.

I can plug a USB mouse in and this works but I would prefer if the touchpad and the keyboard would just work in the first place!! However if I then restart the computer using the keyboard the touchpad then suddenly works.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks

Answer:MousePad & Keyboard dont work under Win7 on Satellite A300-1BZ

I have upgraded my Satellite A300 to Win7 and both devices works perfectly.
Have you made upgrade or clean Win7 installation?

To be honest it is a little bit strange. I have installed WXP, Vista and now Win7 on my A300 but touchpad and keyboard worked well all the time.

Have you noticed this immediately after fist start or later?

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I've got a 4 year old Alienware m9700 laptop that has been giving me quite a bit of trouble over the last few months. About three months ago, the touchpad just completely stopped working, and for the last two months the keyboard will lock up at random times. USB keyboar still works, but as I'm in the air/on the go a lot, having to carry around a big ol keyboard is highly unrealistic. The computer is amazing when it works, but it's just getting ridiculous.

On top of that, the wifi cuts in and out as though its searching for other channels (Ive already uninstalled the realtek software so theres no contradicting software issues) and tried switching channels, but thats not my real issue--the KEYBOARD is.

I think I've ruled out it being a hardware issue, as the keyboard works fine for a few minutes and then boom, it just locks up. What makes me think its some sort of software issue is if I go into standby mode or hibernate and come out, it works just fine--until it locks up again, then I have to standby and come out...makes for a real hard time when I'm trying to edit. But heres the real doozy--this problem started a few months ago when I had my old hard drive--but this is a brand new hard drive, with a fresh copy of XP on it...weird, huh?

I've searched high and low for a resolution. They dont make this keyboard anymore, so I'm out of luck in terms of getting a new one. Every "similar" post I've seen has been graphics related ... Read more

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I am perplexed.

Recently my hard drive crashed & I replaced it with a Maxtor 6Y160L0. At the same time I installed a PCI ULTRA ATA/133 RAID controller and plugged my HD into it.

Although I saw the controller's BIOS recognize the drive, the XP installation disc could not.

So I pulled the controller out & plugged the HD back in my mobo controller. Now XP installed fine, but after the first reboot, at the product registration key point, the keyboard died. No lights. no response. I thought maybe the XP disc was bad, so I tried my old trusty 2000 Pro disc with a fresh format, but the exact same problem happened.

But the keyboard works fine in the earlier portions of the install, and also works to get into the BIOS config. I tried using a USB keyboard instead, but the same thing happened again.

What could be causing my keyboard to fail after the initial install? I've tried changing keyboards, ports, install discs, so it can't be any of them.

Any speculation?

XP Pro Corp SP2, 2000 Pro SP1

Dell Dimension 8100
Pentium 4 1.4G 256M
NEC-1300A, MAXTOR 6Y160L0

Let me know if you need any more info.



I don't have any user-changeable settings for the keyboard in my BIOS.

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Everything was working find until I decided to install Logitech mouseware (the latest) for an external trackball on my old Gateway Solo LAPTOP. The install said it detected an earlier version and needed to uninstall it. Fine. I let it. When I rebooted, goes through normal process until the Windows 2000 login screen and then there is no keyboard or mouse response. Same if external keyboard/mouse are plugged in. Keyboard DOES work in DOS mode and Setup. Sounds like a driver got deleted or corrupted, or some conflict, but I haven't a clue. Anybody got ideas? Thanks (Windows 2000 Pro, SP4, fully updated, Gateway Solo, 300 Pentium, 160 MB.)
 

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Hi,
My keyboard works perfectly, so does my mouse, but sometimes I lock my computer and come back (within a few hours - sometimes even a day), when i return the monitor etc. is all on as i left it, but when I click the keys in the keyboard to enter my password nothing happens (like the keyboard has been disconnected or something...), this also sometimes occurs to the mouse. (where wherever i point the mouse to it does'nt make no effect, and the red light is dimmer than usual - when the computer if restarted)

It only occurs during inactiveness, was wondering if this could be configured or changed to not occur, so it works as normal?, as it can get annoying constantly restarting for it to work.

If it helps, I'm using Windows Vista, and my keyboard's brand is Microsoft.

Thanks

Answer:My keyboard and mouse dies after a while of inactiveness

Anyone can help? :P

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Hey guys, My IdeaPad U430p is on the fritz. Syptoms: At first, I thought it was out of battery. When I press the power button, the keyboard and power button will light up (screen is blank), but only for a half second and then it all goes blank. I charged it up, battery light on, then let it sit for a few hours without the charging cable. Again, even when charged, the same thing happens. My brother mysteriously got it to work the other day when I wasn't around, but now it is back to only turning on for half a second. Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, how have you managed to fix it? Also, does anyone know what causes this?Thank you, Lauren

Answer:U430p keyboard lights up for half second then dies

Hi Laurennuttall,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with keyboard in your Lenovo U430p laptop.
 
Try to clean the keyboard and check for the issue, if still the same issue it might be issue with the hardware, please visit the nearest authorised service centre.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best regards,         
                                                                            
Ashwin. S





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It's great that the keyboard battery drains first so the tablet is always ready to be undocked, but Windows seems to have trouble figuring out that there is a whole 'nother battery connected. I've had my class note taking inturrupted by automatic shutdown, and just now lost a Facebook post I had been working on for about four hours (it's a weekend update and I'm verbose, so sue me.)I've also noticed that at times, only one battery is listed with the capacities combined. It's a bit unnerving that the power interface can't report the state of the battery consistently, though I do apreciate it when this allows the keyboard to die gracefully and work to continue uninturrupted on tablet power. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Helix shuts down when keyboard battery dies

This is a standard problem with the Helix and has been written up extensively in this forum so check on all posts on the Helix keyboard. There is a keyboard fix download  which reduced the occurrences on my Helix a great deal, but did not eliminate it completely.  I keep my settings set to "Battery Stretch Mode" and "Battery Health Mode." If I know I will be off AC for a long time I always make sure I switch to fully charge both batteries. I don't check as often as I did, but when I would find the battery drain down below 20% I make sure it is charging. If it is not, I may have to reset the keyboard (note the rest button) and then it returns to normal charging.  If the keyboard goes totally dead a reset restores it to charging mode. But as I said, that rarely happens now. I sent my Helix back twice for repair only to find it is (in my mind) a software rather than hardware glitch that Lenovo has not totally solved. But I am satisfied now for two months the problem is pretty much under control.

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I have a HP Desktop PC Pavilion A6300F. When powered up, the keyboard lights flash, then goes dead (as does mouse) and the blue screen is locked  at a <f9, <f10, etc, screen... and I am not able to do anything because the keyboard acts as if it were unplugged (it is not).

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Help! The problem is this. I can't login to my windows xp account. My cpu boots as normal, but when the password prompt appears, the keyboard will not work. Also, the mouse stops working as soon as a key is pressed. This happened after a power flicker which resulted in an unplanned reboot of my cpu.
The keyboard also works just fine up until the password prompt appears, ie. I can navigate BIOS etc... and for the record, yes I have tried several different keyboards and mice.

I have read about other accounts of this happening, though a USB keyboard and/or mouse are involved in most cases. Not this one though, both of mine are ps/2. Most other accounts of this seem to be due to a ?random switching of IRQ's which then creates a conflict?. All replies to this problem involve tweaking from inside XP, but in my case I can't, because I can't type my password to log in. I'm fairly confident I could dig and fix the problem given I could get into at least the device manager but as I've said, no way to do so. I dug around in some online help sites a bit trying to find either a way to bypass my login pw, or to automatically have it entered in using "bootcfg /p" from the ASR, though I'm not sure that this is possible.

Any advice on what to do from here would be much appreciated, as I'm stuck and have no idea what to do.

I would like to know..
Number one - What causes and how to fix the original problem of the mouse/keyboard conflict, and...

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Answer:Help-Keyboard dies, mouse stops working when key pressed

safemode?

last known good configuration?

reset cmos?

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Question: Laptop MousePad

Hi, I just loaded Windows 7 on my ASUS Laptop. When I was using Vista I could turn off the Mouse-Pad, which is annoying and causes a lot of texting problems.
Can someone please tell me how to turn off the mouse-pad in Windows 7?
I'm desperate and fairly PC literate, but this has me stumped.

Thanks if you can help
Rob

Answer:Laptop MousePad

If you can't do so by going to Mouse settings in the Control Panel, I suggest going to the Asus support website and download and install the trackpad drivers for your laptop with Windows 7 which will allow you access to such functionality.

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the mousepad seems to be getting really hot , hard to say exactly what temp it is but i reckon about 60-75'c , ive never notice it get that hot before , we use the laptop a lot and is on for hours but this is a first

any ideas ?
THANKS
 

Answer:Laptop - HOT Mousepad...

Try cleaning out the cooling vents with compressed air, you can buy it in cans if you don't have access to an air compressor.
 

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Hi all,  I would like to know if anyone have similar problems as I do. I have submited a request and they have send a box for me shipping for repair. However, I would like some advice from you experts' advice before send it for repair as a last resort - as far as I know, there is a high chance they will just send a refurbished one back to me. 1. Once or twice a week, the screen will blackout in windows login page and the only way to fix it, is to reboot. The Laptop is operating normally I can shut down, I can hear the sounds, I can log in(by memorizing the key sequences). 2. Once in every two to three weeks, the keyboard will die. I would be in the middle inside windows, sometimes during log in and the keyboard will die -- totally no response from typing and same here, the only way to fix is to reboot. 3. I have setup Fn + F4 to hibernate, however it's like Fn F4, and F4 are working however, Fn + F4 is not working. It does nothing and won't hibernate.  So I would very much like your advice and if anyone have similar issues can share or even solutions here.  Thank you very much and have a great day folks.

Answer:E520 Problems: Screen blackout, Keyboard dies, Fn + F4 not working!

hey Fredc,try resitting the RAM of your unit and judging from your description, your unit can load into windows correctly.curious to know, was any new software installed before this occurred ?





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The mousepad on my laptop (which I never use) is almost constantly hot, and on top of that, the fan inside my laptop is constantly running. Is my PC slow? Do I need to get it fixed? What's wrong with it?

Answer:Laptop Mousepad Constantly Hot

Probably dirty inside.
Can you apply a vacuum to the vent openings - maybe spray a little air ("canned air") in the vent while holding vacuum hose next to openings? Do this with the laptop turned off.

You can run a program like HWmonitor HWMONITOR | Softwares | CPUID which will show the temperatures of the CPU and fan speeds, etc. That might provide some useful diagnostic info.

If you can provide more detail on the make/model of your laptop, I may be able to provide additional info.

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