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    (using my Bro's Laptop)

    The Keyboard for our home computer won't work. it won't type anything

    I took it to Comet, they tested it & said it works fine with their Computers. :confused:

    Any ideas why it's not typing ? The power lights are on.
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    If you're sure you've stuck it in the right port, what I'd try next is deleting its driver and restarting the PC to see if it redetects and reinstalls automatically. If you right click My Computer -> Properties -> Hardware Tab -> Device Manager.

    Under keyboards, uninstall whatever's there and restart the PC. If that doesn't work, go to Control Panel -> Add New Hardware and see if it detects it there.

    By the way, what kind of keyboard is it? USB or the other type with a round plug on the end?
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    Make sure the scroll lock isn't on, I did it to my laptop by accident!
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    if its ps/2 (the round purple plug) then you will have to power off and plug it back in and try again. I have one and thought it broke once but it took like 10 tries to get it working, its a pain in the arse really. I would reccommend getting a USB because they are much more simple.
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    (Original post by vaanish)
    if its ps/2 (the round purple plug) then you will have to power off and plug it back in and try again. I have one and thought it broke once but it took like 10 tries to get it working, its a pain in the arse really. I would reccommend getting a USB because they are much more simple.
    Yeah it has a round purple plug.
    Can't turn computer off,coz have to press 'enter' key to restart it

    but why'd it work fine at Comet ?
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    (Original post by JayEm)
    If you're sure you've stuck it in the right port, what I'd try next is deleting its driver and restarting the PC to see if it redetects and reinstalls automatically. If you right click My Computer -> Properties -> Hardware Tab -> Device Manager.

    Under keyboards, uninstall whatever's there and restart the PC. If that doesn't work, go to Control Panel -> Add New Hardware and see if it detects it there.

    By the way, what kind of keyboard is it? USB or the other type with a round plug on the end?
    Has a round purple plug on the end
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    You have tried switching it off and on again, right?
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    (Original post by isabella)
    Can't turn computer off,coz have to press 'enter' key to restart it
    Sorry i dont understand what you mean

    Never unplug or plug a PS/2 keyboard or mouse into a computer while it is running, because you can damage the motherboard.
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    (Original post by JayEm)
    You have tried switching it off and on again, right?
    :yep: Works every time for me! Stumped as to why Comet got it to work though... Did you see them test it?
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    (Original post by vaanish)
    Sorry i dont understand what you mean

    Never unplug or plug a PS/2 keyboard or mouse into a computer while it is running, because you can damage the motherboard.
    What's the motherboard ?
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    can you try the keyboard on another PC or try another keyboard on your computer?

    i doubt its the motherboard.
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    Kick it...

    Thats how I fix my electrical goods
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    Why don't you jsut try a different keyboard? o.o;;;
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    (Original post by xxstace123xx)
    Kick it...

    Thats how I fix my electrical goods
    gd plan!:p:

    ok if you can switch it off because you cant press enter, hold the power button for a few seconds.
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    And why can't you switch it off with the mouse?
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    (Original post by isabella)
    Yeah it has a round purple plug.
    Can't turn computer off,coz have to press 'enter' key to restart it
    Your seriously saying you can't turn your computer off? Sorry if I have misunderstood this quote, but why can't you turn it off? Cant you turn it off normally, rather than restarting it? And if not, why can't you just hold in the power button for like 5 seconds so it will turn off? Then do what other users have told you and plug the keyboard back in?
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    I got a neg rep for telling you to kick it.

    It was only a joke
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    (Original post by xxstace123xx)
    I got a neg rep for telling you to kick it.

    It was only a joke
    Well i didn't neg rep you. I haven't even seen that post :confused:
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    (Original post by isabella)
    Well i didn't neg rep you. I haven't even seen that post :confused:
    Didn't mean you did. Just someone
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    Hold in the power button on your box... (for roughly 5-10 seconds)
    Then start it up again, with the keyboard plugged in. See if it works now.

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