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Chapter 1. Desktop Annoyances > KEYBOARD ANNOYANCES

KEYBOARD ANNOYANCES

RESURRECTING A DEAD KEYBOARD

The Annoyance:

My keyboard absolutely refuses to respond. Did I kill it?

The Fix:

A dead keyboard is usually caused by a connection issue or a hardware failure. First, try another keyboard and see if it works. If not, you probably have a keyboard connector problem at the motherboard. Power down and try the suspect keyboard on another system. If the keyboard works on another PC, you know the trouble rests with the original system (not the keyboard). A motherboard replacement may be necessary, or you might be able to use a USB keyboard instead. This may be a cheaper and less time-consuming solution than a motherboard replacement. Clever, eh?


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