Keyboard not responding

  s99Raj 15:33 30 Oct 2011

I have an Acer Aspire 7540 laptop which was not responding to keyboard presses after a cat sat on the keyboard for quite a few minutes!

I performed a complete destructive recovery (after backing up my photos etc.) and the keyboard still does not respond. An external keyboard gives me pretty much the same. Sometime I get continuous rapid-fire beeps. Does that mean the mainboard is buggered somehow?

  Terry Brown 15:39 30 Oct 2011

Did the cat do any toilet on the keyboard as that could cause the problem.

Try another keyboard.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:40 30 Oct 2011

continuous rapid-fire beeps

sounds like a key is stuck down.

I think you may just need to remove strip and clean it.

  s99Raj 15:42 30 Oct 2011

No, the cat didn't wee or anything else on it, plus I've cleaned the keyboard and tried 3 external keyboards.

  s99Raj 16:09 30 Oct 2011

Why would an external keyboard also not work?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:25 30 Oct 2011

Because both keyboards are active if something like Ctrl or Alt button was stuck down then computer would see that + key from other board

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