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How to disable laptop keyboard?

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#1
Hi, my Toshiba Satellite A200 keyboard doesn't work it appears to think the CTRL button is being held down sometimes, but not all the time, is there a way to disable the keyboard and just plug in a usb keyboard without completely taking apart the computer and taking out the keyboard?

If this is in the wrong spot sorry :S
 

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#2
Welcome
First yours is a unique question, never had it before.
Might try going to search by the start button.
Type device manager.
In device manage lookd for the keyboard driver and disable it.
 

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Are you in an adminstrator account when you try to disable?
 

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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
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    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
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It will lock the keys. As far as your considered its disabled. But try the adminstrator account, first.
 

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    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
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    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
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    Dell USB
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As I said I have never used the software. I gave you that information so that you would read about it before trying. If it can be turned off easily and you feel its for you give it a try. If you feel uncomfortable dont try.
See if this administrator can disable for you.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67567-administrator-account.html

BTW it should be easy to reinstall the driver is you uninstall. You can do it the same way that you uninstalled, from the device manager.
That being said, I only give advice. The final decision will always be yours. You must feel comfortable with anything that you try.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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#10
Have you ever heard of Key Remapper? i was told to try that to disable the ctrl key but i was wondering if i disable it using that will it let me enable it again later?
 

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Yes, I did hear of it, and know what it does. Thats all that I know.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

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