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Locked up the keyboard on our HP


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Fairfield County, CT
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.

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    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
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
New Zealand
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

My Computer

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