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Old 02-03-2005, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Key Board error...

My daughter, away at school, has an IBM Thinkpad T23. She went to turn it on and got a 0211 keyboard error and a hit F1 for setup command. Can't do F1 because hitting any key gets only a beep. Rebooting does nothing. Any suggestions? TIA

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Old 02-03-2005, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Chances are the keyboard interface cable has worked loose or is damaged.
You could try lifting out the keyboard & checking the cable/connections. The cable is usually a thin flat cable which is inserted into a plastic connector.
If you follow the link below, it will take you to the service manual for the Thinkpad T23. This tells you how to take the thing apart safely.

Failing that, you might be able to work around the problem by attaching a normal PS2 keyboard to the PS2 port on the rear of the laptop.

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Old 02-09-2005, 04:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it must be keyboard error, change the other one.
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Does it give the error when she turns it on; When the company Logo shows up if it' going to be a sticky key that was pressed down to hard so the clip is sort of stuck. And I will help you a little more. If you were to enter that error code into google for that brand and model the exact problem would show

0211 Keyboard error Keyboard not working. N/A

But their might be a high chance that the cable underneath thr board has come "undone" she can always buy a seperate keyboard which would be better for her posture, and health
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually keyboard error doesn't necessarily mean a keyboard error. I have a computer that 0211 keyboard error when I try to use 512mb or ram over the 320mb. Generally its problem your motherboard encounters because of some hardware problem. However since the motherboard doesn't understand the problem it may come up as a keyboard error. Did you install any new hardware?
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Probably the simplest test before disassembling the keyboard thats there now is to attach the normal PS2 keyboard to the port on the back and see if that fixes the problem. Probably the least hassling way to fix it. Besides i hate typing on laptop keyboards anyways. LOL

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