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Keyboard often does not work

by renukalwadhwa / August 10, 2012 8:07 PM PDT

The OS of my computer is Windows vista premium (home). My keyboard (HP's SK-2960) often stops working suddenly. What can be done to correct this? To replace it, which multimedia keyboard can I get that also has keys for ejecting the DVD tray? Please help.

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It does sound like the keyboard ...
by Edward ODaniel / August 11, 2012 2:54 AM PDT

might be bad.

For replacement, you should be able to simply order one from HP or look at the features offered on other manufacturer's keyboards.

This one has 13 programable buttons so it should work:
as should this one from Dell:

Even if the replacement keyboard you like doesn't actually have any key designed to eject the DVD you can easily create your own as this handy link describes:

The technique illustrated at this link would also work:
or this one:

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by renukalwadhwa / August 11, 2012 8:45 PM PDT

Thanks a lot for your advice and the links you've provided.


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Keyboard does not work
by leyonchung / August 12, 2012 7:35 PM PDT

Try going to device manager and under keyboard check that there is no exclamation point over it. and even if there is not do this:

unplug you keyboard.

right click on the keyboard under device manager and select uninstall.

now turn off your pc.

Plug keyboard back in and start pc again

windows should restall the drivers for the kyboard cleanly during startup.

this has worked for me in the exact same circumstance.

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by renukalwadhwa / August 12, 2012 9:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Keyboard does not work

Thanks, I'll certainly try this.


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