Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
In Runtime
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 157
Default Laptop Keyboard Problem

So I have a 4 or 5 year old Toshiba laptop, it's my sisters old one. Recently, the keyboard has stopped functioning though, and I'm trying to figure out why. For a while I just hooked up my desktop's keyboard (a g15) to it, and I've been using it like that.

This is the story behind it. I was using the laptop, keyboard worked, and then one day it stopped. I hooked up my g15 and installed slackware 12 on it, and that's how I'm writing this now. I've found that when you first start the computer, the keyboard is activated for a few seconds, and if you're quick enough, when you get to the LILO boot screen, you can hit enter to make the laptop boot linux before it shuts off.

I recently took the laptop apart, so I had the keybaord out to check connections, and found that when you fiddle with the keyboard, take it out, move it around, put it back in, it starts to work again, and you can type for as long as you want, as long as there isn't much delay between keystrokes. If you have a 5 or so second gap between keystrokes, the keyboard stops functioning and you must repeat the process.

Any ideas? If you need more info I'm glad to oblige.
PaperPlunger is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0