Keyboard not responding

  s99Raj 15:33 30 Oct 11
Locked

I have an Acer Aspire 7540 laptop which was not responding to keyboard presses after a cat sat on the keyboard for quite a few minutes!

I performed a complete destructive recovery (after backing up my photos etc.) and the keyboard still does not respond. An external keyboard gives me pretty much the same. Sometime I get continuous rapid-fire beeps. Does that mean the mainboard is buggered somehow?

  Terry Brown 15:39 30 Oct 11

Did the cat do any toilet on the keyboard as that could cause the problem.

Try another keyboard.

Terry

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:40 30 Oct 11

continuous rapid-fire beeps

sounds like a key is stuck down.

I think you may just need to remove strip and clean it.

  s99Raj 15:42 30 Oct 11

No, the cat didn't wee or anything else on it, plus I've cleaned the keyboard and tried 3 external keyboards.

  s99Raj 16:09 30 Oct 11

Why would an external keyboard also not work?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:25 30 Oct 11

Because both keyboards are active if something like Ctrl or Alt button was stuck down then computer would see that + key from other board

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Sniper Elite 4 review: Headshotting Nazis has never felt so good

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

The Best Design, Illustration, Animation and VFX Awards of 2017

WWDC 2017 dates: How to get WWDC 2017 tickets, when is WWDC 2017 and more details announced