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Keyboard Stops Working

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#1 EncoMan


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:34 AM

XP Pro_SP3

Software is MS IntelliPoint Pro.

LEDs on keyboard toggle for CapsLock, F-Lock, ScrLock, and NumLock.

For reasons unknown, one or more LEDs spontaneously toggles on. When this happens
the keyboard stops working. Unplugging from the USB port fixes the problem. Rebooting
usually works too.

I have four computers at home. This desktop was built by me for infrequent use. The hardware
is like new, so I don't think the keyboard is defective. The keyboard and mouse are corded.
Maybe I'm stuck in the past, but I've seen too many failures with wireless devices.

I need a solution.

Thanks guys.

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#2 rqt


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:44 AM

"like new" and "defective" are not mutually exclusive.


Try this keyboard on a different PC, also try this PC with a different keyboard. Hopefully this will tell you where the problem lies.

#3 EncoMan

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 03:22 AM

My background is in electronics, so I know all about hardware problems. I have all the needed
equipment to test a wide array of electronic devices. So far, this keyboard appears to be ok.
I may be wrong, but I don't think so.

Except for unbranded junk hardware, I always assume the problem is software related. In the
early days of Windows so many system problems appeared to be hardware failures.

The truth is, I've never been comfortable with the design of this oversized keyboard. Because
I don't use this computer everyday, I kind of forget how much I dislike these bent-in-the-middle
"ergonomic" keyboards.

It seemed like a good idea to resolve this problem before purchasing a new keyboard. That's
why I posted.

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