HP laptop keyboard suddenly stop working [Solved/Closed]

Crystyle - Nov 28, 2008 at 10:23 PM - Latest reply:  Nic
- Jan 16, 2018 at 05:49 AM
Hello,
Please help! I have a Hp pavilion tx2500 touch screen notebook. This morning my keyboard suddenly stopped working. I tried two different system restores, I tried cleaning it and I tried to update the drivers. Nothing works. I have been using the touch keyboard which is a pain in the a**!! Its only two months old... please!
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Jean-Michel - Dec 10, 2008 at 07:07 PM
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Hello,

I hope you have found an answer, if you didn't here it is: shut down the notebook. Remove the battery for a couple of seconds and replace it. It works for me every time.

The keyboard locks up on mine when I turn the notebook on while in tablet mode. I mean the cover is closed with the screen facing out.

I hope this helps.

Jean-Michel

Thank you, Jean-Michel 294

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thank you so much I thought it was terminally dead.
wowwwwwwwww it workedddd I am very happy
Thanks this was great!!!
Thank you

It worked perfectly
Jean-Michel - Mar 16, 2009 at 05:50 PM
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Stop the presses! HP just released BIOS F.0B that fixes just that issue; finally!

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/...

I have just tested the new BIOS on my laptop and it is really fixed.

Have fun
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I had this problem last night, I uninstalled recent programs thinking it was a driver conflict. I ran a system restore to before I installed these programs when I KNOW it was working. Nothing, I googled it and found this.

AS IF YOU NEED ANY MORE CONFIRMATION: IT WORKED FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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you are the man. It worked after I unpluged the AC cord, shut down the PC and then removed the battery for a few minutes. Thanks a lot.
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my god you guys are legends, been broke for like a month so I left it, but just read this and fixed, cheers guys
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Success! Success!
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Hi thank you for the tip! This just worked on my HP G60 laptop. This is not a tablet computer either. My mouse and keyboard were frozen, but the battery removal did the trick!
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Hi guy, I jst want to say THANK you my laptop tablet tx2630ea stopped wrkin and I tried all until wen my colleague told me to search google and I got dis blog......
IT WRKS FOR ME OOOOOOOOOOO, Let HP GET U MAN FOR JOB
Thanks a Lot! - Jul 2, 2009 at 03:14 PM
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Thanks a lot for the solution! The wife was in Italy. I text her and ask why she has not been skyping me all day. SHe replies that the keyboard is dead on her new computer. I call her at her hotel in Italy. Suggest some basic things--no go. I ask her what she had done last on the thing, while it was still working. It turns out she too had turned on the machine when it was in tablet mode. While she's on the phone, I look it up on the web, and wind up here. I have her pull out the battery (explaining that to her was like pulling teeth!), and Presto! Thanks a million for posting this.
going crazy - Aug 12, 2009 at 06:33 PM
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Who would have thought! Such a simple solution for what I thought was going to be a keyboard replacement!!
Thanks, and I'm going to try that BIOS update.

And for those wondering, yes, I flipped to tablet mode beforehand on my HP tx2000 laptop... it runs on Windows Vista Premium AMD duo processor.
OhYEsummmms - Sep 27, 2009 at 06:25 PM
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YOU SIR WIN ALL MY INTERNETS FOR THE DAY. GO HAVE A COLD FROSTY BEER, SIT BACK AND SAY "YES I AM THAT AMAZING!!!!"
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Thank you very much. I have same problem. And it solved.
HEy guys!

This is really great!!! I just had my HP TX2-1010ea for 2 days and this problem showed up. With this trick it works without problems again! Thank you ooooooooww sooooooo very much!
smartguy > aetherfox - Feb 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM
what is the cause of this *** problem?
anyone knows?

Thanks
ricaube > smartguy - Feb 18, 2009 at 09:58 PM
Thanks to everyone here!
I had the same issue.
I had the computer fixed 2 times and now it just beak again this afternoon.
I'm pis***f at HP.
The service seems good but how they don't get it after all these problems.
I will never buy hp stuff again...

Since I used your trick, the keyboard came back but I wll ask for a credit when the manager calls me tomorrow...

Regards.

Richard
you are the best. mines a dell studio 15 but still worked. best tip in ages. but if this keeps happening it's going back lol.

THANKS!!!!!!1
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Thank you very much it totally worked
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thank you so much
you are a genious

peace
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Thank you so much, solved my problem. I have an hp dv2610us. Have had it for a year and half and last night just closed the lid to put it to sleep and when I opened it this morning, the keyboard and touch pad were dead. Pulled the battery and waited a few minutes and bingo, everything worked on startup. For those who are interested, no new updates lately except for the usual Vista updates. Thanks again!
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Worked for me also.
Thank You!!!
You have no idea how much trouble you saved me.
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Thank you! My brothers laptop locked up, with the keyboard and I done as you said, it works now. You are the man!!!

Randy Laws
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Had the same problem.....

How I solved it..... Pure Dumb Luck (but good luck!!)..... Popped out the battery for shits and grins for about 15-30 Seconds. Restarted it and it worked.

Hope you all have the same good luck!!
Enginneer Samm - Oct 9, 2009 at 02:47 PM
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Hello fellow,

Please make sure no key is on hold among your keys. i.e. make sure that all keys are pressing well and no one is suspended.
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THANK YOU SOOO MUCH I ALSO TRIED IT AND IT WORKED FOR ME ..I LOVE YOU
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