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Keyboard Is Not Working -- How Do I Bypass My Password?

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#1 Hanachana


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:44 PM

I tried to post this somewhere else but everyone was confused and no one could give me a real answer...

I got a LAPTOP computer on Monday, and I wanted to transfer the files from my older DESKTOP computer onto the new one. However, while I was out and about my cat knocked over a glass of water into the keyboard of the DESKTOP computer and now the keyboard will not work at all.

I understand this is simple to fix, buy a new keyboard, blah blah blah... However I have an important file I need off of my old computer tonight so I wanted to see if there's a way to bypass my password without having to use the keyboard. The keyboard is completely non working; When I type, the OTHER buttons on the keyboard are being pressed. Like, if I type my password 50 billion letters are popping up that AREN'T the letters being typed.

I heard there's a way to flash the cmos or something, I'm computer illiterate, but would this work for me? Or am I going to have to press some crap to get to where I need to be?

Someone help meee...

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:07 AM

Hi Hanachan, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

If the keyboard is wet the there isn't much you can do. Have you tried taking a hair dryer to it?

If the problem is a wet keyboard clearing the CMOS isn't going to help.

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#3 Hanachana

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:12 AM

Thank you for the info.

See, the keyboard worked fine for awhile there but then all of the sudden my computer had a brainfart and then the keyboard stopped working. I was going to blow dry it, but I dunno if that'll make a diff...

Oh well, guess I gotta go pick up a cheapo keyboard tomorrow~ Thanks anyway. :3

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:54 AM

I wanted to see if there's a way to bypass my password

This is against the rules here.

Currently home chillin' with the fam and my two dogs!

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