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Ask a question Lily - Last answered on Aug 24, 2017 at 04:20 PM by hara
Hello,

My car Put his paws on the right hand side of my Dell laptop. Everything still works but when I try to type in text there is nothing but a "blip" sound. I think he hit a lock keyboard combination. How do I unlock? Thanks.

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try the windows key + spacebar before removing battery and/or rebooting. it works for me everytime.
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maia2011 1Posts Saturday January 2, 2016Registration date January 2, 2016 Last seen - Jan 2, 2016 at 01:49 PM
Thank you, Anon. - cat is heat-seeking and more savvy than me :-/ but your tip worked a treat. :-)
Picky_nicki- Jul 12, 2016 at 02:08 PM
I had the same thing happen. (mine was my kids not our car lol) but this also worked for me. THANK YOU DO MUCH
me- Jul 14, 2016 at 02:13 PM
Clearly my cat has outsmarted all of you because none of these option work :)
Service Desk Agent- May 16, 2017 at 01:17 PM
Life saver.
-Service Desk Agent
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Try this

Unplug your battery,power supply,keyboard and all the peripherals

Push the power button for 30 seconds.Reconnect everything back and restart the PC

I dont think there is a combination to lock a keyboard
12dirtypaws- Nov 13, 2015 at 06:18 AM
11/13/15. Found my cat sitting on my keyboard, why do they always do that ? And, he locked the keyboard. This tip only took a minute & worked perfectly. Thank you !
Kapil- Apr 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM
I tried this but still my keyboard is not working
mere830 1Posts Thursday May 26, 2016Registration date May 26, 2016 Last seen - May 26, 2016 at 06:29 PM
worked for me...ty
Alice- Aug 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Thank you!! I think it worked!!
hara- Aug 24, 2017 at 04:20 PM
Thank youuuuu
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You ROCK!!!!!! even 3 years later that advice still works! BAD KITTY!!!!!!
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Sorry, that was supposed to be my "cat" put his paws...not car. Darn iPad keypad :). Hoping someone can tell me how to get characters back instead of "blip" sounds on the Dell laptop.
Sanjay- Feb 20, 2016 at 11:13 PM
its bcz of filter key

go to start and type filter key / you will see "ignor repeated keystrokes using filter keys" select that . And on that window disable the option "turn on the filter key"
Gdog- Sep 7, 2016 at 03:05 AM
Just wanted you to know, the only thing on this thread that worked for me was this filter key thing!
Snix- Jul 14, 2016 at 01:23 PM
None of these worked for me.I just rebooted my computer and it reset the keyboard
99W 2Posts Monday August 1, 2016Registration date August 1, 2016 Last seen - Aug 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Yea for most problems, merely restarting the computer is a good place to start^^
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Thank you! It worked.
Anonymous User - Sep 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Happy that it worked

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