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Old 07-23-2009, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So here is the problem from point a to point b. Problem number #1 the Keyboard/touchpad does not work. #2 USB ports do not work. #3 I cannot type in password to acces windows?? so yeah i am screwed??? a little screwed. :freak: .................. Can someone help me!!!!!
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can you use the keyboard or usb keyboard in bios or when booting to a live cd?
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No it is like they are unplugged or something. but they are not.

The usb ports do not work so i can not plug in an external keyboard/mouse.
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Yes I understand. I am just trying to determine if it is a driver issue or a motherboard issue. Also try it in all of the different usb ports.

plug in a usb keyboard and start the computer to see if you can use it or the regular keyboard to get into bios. If not you have a motherboard issue which will mean a new computer.
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None of the usb ports work. they have not been working for a very long time. i have used the computer before this happened. the orignal issue before the the keyboard problem was when windows would just freeze up and run really slow after log in.
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Firstly, is this a laptop or a desktop?

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None of the usb ports work. they have not been working for a very long time. i have used the computer before this happened. the orignal issue before the the keyboard problem was when windows would just freeze up and run really slow after log in.
I know that this is going to sound stupid, but are you buy any chance running Windows 95?

New stupid question, have you split any liquids (water, coffee, softdrink/pop) on you keyboard?

Otherwise, is there any way in which you can install drivers from Acer's European website?


in all honesty, it does sound like the main board is stuffed?
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dude that sux!!! i really wanted a laptop on my trip to CO.

welp i have tried everything i think. i got it to boot to ubuntu. but i still have no control over mouse or keyboard and usb ports are still not working. any more ideas??
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welp i have tried everything i think. i got it to boot to ubuntu. but i still have no control over mouse or keyboard and usb ports are still not working. any more ideas??
Buy a new laptop. Preferably not Acer.
Motherboard replacement on laptops are normally not cheap.
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