No Keyboard input, but automatically inputting keystrokes?!
Posted on 2008-10-16
I'm trying to resurrect an old laptop - a Dell Inspiron 1000, for a specific purpose. It hasn't been used in some time and had the following symptoms on start up:
Immediately after bios loading screen, a rapid repetitious beeping started, which lasted right up to the windows splash screen and log in screen, at which point it ceased.
Once logged in, no keyboard input is possible, however the trackpad works fine. Right clicking anything to bring up the menu list and the beeping starts again and continues until the menu is exited. the speed of the beep is directly related to the keystroke repeat speed set.
Any text input boxes clicked on using the trackpad, or indeed text editing software opened, will repeatedly input "7" and keep adding more 7's until you click away from the text entry area.
I've checked the keyboard itself, no problem with that, and the same as above happens with or without the keyboard fitted to the laptop!