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#1 ImmortalKrop

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

I punched my laptop out of anger, (stupid, I know) and I keep getting this error message: Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.

I was hoping that it's nothing major and maybe something just came loose. If someone has any input on the problem please let me know. Thanks.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:13 PM

Anger management and another keyboard.... :smash:



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

Bump. How about an actual answer this time?

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

I believe...that was an actual answer.

 

If you damaged the keyboard...and it is the device referred to by your error message...I'd say the reply is spot on.

 

If the system were a desktop...it would be relatively easy to erase suspects.  Since it's a laptop...with parts crowded together...it could be anything, IMO.

 

You might take a look in Device Manager...and see if any devices/functions are highlighted as being in trouble.

 

You might run the troubleshooters for all the basic functions (video, sound, LAN)

 

You might also take a look in Event Viewer to see what kinds of new errors you have that might provide a clue as to a hardware issue.

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

Sorry, that answer just seemed like a smart ass response. I'll look into these solutions. Thanks.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

Apologies; wasn't trying to be a smart-ass. Remove the KB and reconnect the ribbon. Hopefully the MB wasn't damaged and there is a quick and inexpensive fix. A KB is relatively cheap (as opposed to anger-management: I know; take a gander at me avatar.... :rip: ) and easily replaced in a laptop (5-10 minutes).






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