Keyboard frozen on Dell Inspiron notebook



Jim
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
The keyboard is frozen. the mouse and touchpads work fine. Any suggestions
to troubleshoot the problem.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
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"Jim" wrote:

| The keyboard is frozen. the mouse and touchpads work fine. Any suggestions
| to troubleshoot the problem.

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Jim wrote:
> The keyboard is frozen. the mouse and touchpads work fine. Any
> suggestions to troubleshoot the problem.

Reboot and see what happens.
If still no joy, reboot into Safe Mode and let us know what happens.

Al Dykes
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
In article <e5inCDWXFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl>,
T. Waters <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote:
>Jim wrote:
>> The keyboard is frozen. the mouse and touchpads work fine. Any
>> suggestions to troubleshoot the problem.
>
>Reboot and see what happens.
>If still no joy, reboot into Safe Mode and let us know what happens.
>
>

Try to Plug a kbd into the ps/2 jack and reboot. If nothing else it
will give you a way to get your data off.


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Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Al Dykes wrote:
> In article <e5inCDWXFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl>,
> T. Waters <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote:
>
>>Jim wrote:
>>
>>>The keyboard is frozen. the mouse and touchpads work fine. Any
>>>suggestions to troubleshoot the problem.
>>
>>Reboot and see what happens.
>>If still no joy, reboot into Safe Mode and let us know what happens.
>>
>>
>
>
> Try to Plug a kbd into the ps/2 jack and reboot. If nothing else it
> will give you a way to get your data off.
>
>

PS/2 devices are not hot-plugable, I'd shut down first.

Steve

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Jim wrote:

> The keyboard is frozen. the mouse and touchpads work fine. Any suggestions
> to troubleshoot the problem.

Does the keyboard work to get into BIOS (F2 as I recall on that Dell model)?

Steve


Keyboard frozen on Dell Inspiron notebook