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#1 kelly2

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:19 AM

When I turned my computer on today the keyboard was not functioning and the cursor was not visable on the desktop, it's working properly now after restarting the computer four times but has been acting up lately, the wire as it enters the keyboard may be a problem since moving it seems to have an effect, making the lights on the keyboard turn off and on, but there are no visable cracks in the wire and I've taken the keyboard apart and cleaned it with air, I'm wondering is this a common keyboard problem or an issue inside the computer ? I'd rather not replace the keyboard if I don't really have to.

Not sure if this is related but I've also noticed the mouse acting strange, slight movement can cause the cursor to zip across the desktop and sometimes while on websites the slidebar will zip to the bottom of the page.

My computer is a 6 year old HP Compaq Presario SR 1500NX desktop, the keyboard is the original Compaq model # 5137, the mouse is Compaq too.

Many thanks in advance, I'm hoping I won't be replying from a public computer at our local library !

Kelly

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#2 noknojon

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:31 AM

the wire as it enters the keyboard may be a problem since moving it seems to have an effect, making the lights on the keyboard turn off and on,

Sorry to say it, but unless you try another keyboard first, this may be a main part of the problem.
If another keyboard clears the problem (just borrow one) then you know the problem lays there.
If it will not clear the problem, then please post back after checking it so we can look at other problems.

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#3 kelly2

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:26 PM

Thanks noknojon, I picked up a new keyboard and mouse, problems solved :-)




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