Acer Aspire Iv5 - Keyboard goes dead intermittantly

Discussion in 'General Computer Support' started by tonyspringer, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. tonyspringer


    Jan 30, 2013
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    I have a new Windows 8 (Laptop with touchscreen technology).
    At random times the physical keyboard will go dead. Have to reboot to fix it.
    Searching the Internet I found a fix that I thought was rather unusual, but it works.
    (Actually after more testing, I found that when this happens to the keyboard, the keyboard is not actually dead, but very slow to accept a keystroke. If this happens to you, first type a letter or two. Holding the keys down about 3 or 4 seconds each time and you will find the keyboard is actually still functional. I mention this so that you will know your problem is the same as what I'm trying to describe.

    To fix this: Hold the "Shift" key down by itself for up to 30 seconds and you will hear a strange squeak/chirp sound. At that point, the keyboard will be up and running as normal.

    Why this happens? I'm still searching... If anyone actually knows the answer - Please let me and everyone know.

    Thanks, Tony
    tonyspringer, Jan 30, 2013
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