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CTX Stroke
Tim Apr-12-00 01:20 AM
Let me tell ya what happened. I was happily surfin' one day when I went to a site. When the site finished downloading, my computer made the dreaded "stuck key" sound. Constantly. I couldn't do anything. Not even my poor mouse would work. I had to soft reset. When it tried to boot up, I got a "keyboard not detected" error. I tried the keyboard on my backup computer and it worked fine, in fact, I'm using it right now (and the mouse). Anyhow, not being the brightest star in the sky, I pulled the battery and reset the CMOS. (Don't ask why, it just seemed to be the right thing to do). Surprise! Now I get a checksum error. I have power (5vdc) to the keyboard so the fuse seems okay. Any suggestions? Bad motherboard? The computer is a CTX with a (Lord, please forgive me) Celeron 333mhz processor with 64mgs of ram. Please help! My wife wants to kill me! She says the computer has her life on it and if she can't have it her life, she'll have mine!!!

1. RE: CTX Stroke
lbyard Apr-12-00 01:38 PM
In response to message 0
Keyboard not detected is usually caused by 1) the keyboard is not plugged all the way in, 2) the keyboard connector on the motherboard is broken where it is soldered to the motherboard, 3) a bad keyboard, and 4) bad keyboard cord, in that order. The CMOS check sum is usually correctable by goind into the CMOS Setup and Exit and Save. Before exiting the CMOS, you may want to load the defaults and then do some tuning. You may want to jumper the battery to clear the CMOS before going into it. Do this with the power cord disconnected or you may damage the motherboard. Leave it jumperd for a few minutes. Try wiggling the keyboard connector. Larry

2. RE: CTX Stroke
Tim Apr-12-00 03:35 PM
In response to message 1
Thank you for your very fast response. I will be working for the next 5 days (I have a really wierd schedule). I will try what you suggest and let you know how it goes. Again, thank you for your help. Who knows, you just might see this cuss'd thing on your bench.

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