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USB Keyboard not function

CatFish

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#1
OS: Vista Home sp2 x32
Keyboard: It's some USB hello kitty keyboard, on the package, it listed as compatable with vista.

Problem: I plugged the keyboard in on my vista, windows automatically search for drivers. It popped up saying it's ready to use, but I tried typing on the keyboard, nothing happen. Tried pressing the cap key, no light either.

I tried plugging in another usb port, does the same thing. (usb port is not defective)
I tried plugging the keyboard to my xp laptop, everything installs well and keyboard works. (the keyboard is not defective)

I tried to update the usb driver under device manager. although it prompt to say the drivers are updated, but the keyboard still not working.
 

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Patonb

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#2
In device manager, try removing it, aka uninstall it, and then let windows try to refind it, click the scan for new hardware icon.
 

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    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
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    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
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    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
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ilikefree

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#3
When it installs does it make an entry in C:\Program Files?
If it does try right clicking on the .exe , go to properties run in compatibility mode.
Set it to XP in the dropdown box.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

CatFish

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When it installs does it make an entry in C:\Program Files?
If it does try right clicking on the .exe , go to properties run in compatibility mode.
Set it to XP in the dropdown box.
Not that I known of.
This USB keyboard doesn't have a cd software, I suspect it installed like plugging a genuine USB hardware
 

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roy69

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#6
Try plugging it into the back of the computer using a usb adaptor if you have the PS/2 type connector present on your motherboard.
If this type of connector is not on your motherboard reset the computer with the keyboard connected, as the computer run it post test see if you can access the bios using it. You may have to turn on legacy bios control if it will not work.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    I5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
    Memory
    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 TI
    Sound Card
    creative x-fi
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    Primary CiBox 22" Widescreen LCD ,Secondary Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    Both 1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500G HD (SATA) 1 x 2TB USB
    PSU
    Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU
    Case
    Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
    Cooling
    3 x 80mm tri led front, 120mm side 120mm back, 200mm top
    Mouse
    Technika TKOPTM2
    Keyboard
    Logik
    Internet Speed
    288 / 4000
    Other Info
    Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speakers
    Trust Graphics Tablet

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