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Gateway NV53 laptop keyboard not working.

by pricele / June 7, 2010 10:04 AM PDT

When I power on my gateway laptop, it loads to either the windows recovery screen or the choose an OS (windows 7). But the keyboard is not working and I can't choose any of the options. Any suggestions?

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The test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2010 11:40 PM PDT

Can you get to the BIOS screen? Can you maneuver on the BIOS SCREEN?

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Keyboard and mouse troubles
by pricele / June 9, 2010 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: The test.

I have a Gateway NV53 laptop running Windows 7 and I am having issues with the keyboard and mouse not responding. When i connect an external mouse and keyboard, I can click on an icon but it immediately goes to the last icon on the bottom of the page. Also when I open the start menu and click on a folder it immediately goes to the bottom of the list. Is there a way to reset the mousepad and keyboard to make them function correctly?
I can get to the bios screen if I have the external mouse and keyboard connected.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2010 12:23 AM PDT

But if I read your post and try to dismiss all the Windows stuff since we only want to access the BIOS and maneuver there as a test, I think and I'm not quite sure that the test has failed.

Now the choice is yours to continue using the externals or arrange for repairs.


At the top of the forum is the forum top posts or "Stickies." In those you see where we remove and plug in laptop keyboards. Laptop keyboards run under 99 bucks on most models and for an out of warranty repair quite a savings over a shop or trip to the maker. But this is all about the owner's capabilities. If they don't do this work this won't be the time to learn it. Too high a risk. My advice is to use the USB externals.

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