Locked up the keyboard on our HP

  1.    26 May 2010 #1
    Join Date : May 2010
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    Locked up the keyboard on our HP

    My wife held a key down too long and locked up the keyboard on our HP - PC any suggestions on how to unlock. Help!

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  2.    26 May 2010 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2008
    Fairfield County, CT
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    Re: Locked up the keyboard on our HP

    Do a hard reset. Turn off the computer, remove all other power sources (battery) then hold down the power button for 30 seconds or so. Put back all power sources and then boot.

    You may want to try to less sure method first. Turn off computer and hold power button for 30 seconds.
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  3.    26 May 2010 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2009
    New Zealand
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    windows 7/ windows vista/ windows xp pro/ windows server 2003
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    Re: Locked up the keyboard on our HP

    Same as what richc46 sugguested:
    Power your laptop off completely.
    Step 2
    Take the battery out of the laptop. Typically the battery is located underneath the laptop towards the top.
    Step 3
    Leave the battery out for 30 seconds. This will allow the laptop to refresh itself.
    Step 4
    Put the battery back into the laptop.
    Step 5
    Power your computer on. Once your computer has rebooted, check to see if the keyboard is working.
    Step 6
    Open the "Start" menu on your laptop, if the keyboard is still locked up.
    Step 7
    Click on the Control Panel.
    Step 8
    Go into the "Accessibility" options.
    Step 9
    Open the tab labeled "Keyboard".

    and also
    laptop (HP) it's FN + F8 pressed at the same time
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Locked up the keyboard on our HP

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