Keyboard Suddenly Stopped Working - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2011, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Default Keyboard Suddenly Stopped Working

My Saitek Cyborg keyboard seemed to boot fine with my PC this morning (the numlock light came on), but when I went to use the internet, no key strokes would register. I said to myself, "Ok, this is just a silly Windows/driver issue, so I'll just unplug and re-plug it in. It is a brand new keyboard after all." To my surprise, now the numlock light won't even come on!

I am unsure if the keyboard gets power or not because none of the keys register strokes! I tried to plug it into my laptop, but to no avail. The Saitek driver installing application says to "plug in the device", but it will not recognize it.

I would normally just say, "****, what a POS keyboard for the power to stop working already," and be done with it, but this just seems too odd since it seemed to get power at least once while the keys were still not registering... Any help here would be much appreciated, especially since it's not even worth the shipping to get the warranty... Thanks a lot...

Heathathon is offline  
Old 08-06-2011, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Keyboard Suddenly Stopped Working

If it's new, RMA it to the manufacturer. Don't throw it out the window. Just a hardware defect.

__________________ Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 08-08-2011, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
Private Joker
carnageX's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,560
Default Re: Keyboard Suddenly Stopped Working

Originally Posted by MindoverMaster View Post
If it's new, RMA it to the manufacturer. Don't throw it out the window. Just a hardware defect.
Agreed. If you tried it on multiple computers and didn't work either time, just RMA it.
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winkey suddenly stopped working. Assailant86 Microsoft Windows and Software 7 06-18-2009 01:56 PM
Games suddenly stopped working... sayaprayer PC Gaming 6 02-22-2007 12:23 AM
cd drives stopped working suddenly kontrol87 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 1 08-04-2005 08:13 PM
Audio line-in stopped working suddenly phitzdisco Computer Audio and Multimedia 2 10-22-2004 06:42 PM
HELP! My sound suddenly stopped working.. ketchupchips Microsoft Windows and Software 5 08-30-2003 10:49 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.