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Old 04-23-2008, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Keyboard LED's flashing!!! (Some help would be great)

Ok, this started yesterday. Something is causing all three lights (NUM, CAPS and SCROLL lock) to keep flashing rendering my keyboard useless..... The mouse still works but the keyboard doesn't. This has happened to me once before. Unfortunately, not long after that happened to me the first time, my computer wouldnt reboot so I opened up the case to find that the mobo was totally fried... Those little transistors next to the processor socket were burnt up and leaking (got sick when I seen that .) So, now its happening to this one. I fear that the same thing is going to happen again. What is the cause and solution to this stupid, annoying problem? I refuse to let it happen to this mobo (not like I have a choice unless....) BTW, it has taken me around 45 minutes to type this because of it.

EDIT: I somewhat doubt thats its due to overheating because I have an open case and three fans (makes no sense but I do.) However, I do somewhat put a little strain on it because I use heavy programs (FL Studio, VS, Photoshop, Audition and other things...) but not simultaneously. And my processor is not overclocked, although it is very tempting every now and then, but i'm too scared to even try.

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Report Type Quick Report
Computer ******* (Studio Computer)
Generator *******
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-04-23
Time 03:28



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OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 (IE 7.0)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name ******* (Studio Computer)
User Name *******
Logon Domain *******
Date / Time 2008-04-23 / 03:28

CPU Type Intel Celeron D 320, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name ECS 845GV-M3 (3 PCI, 1 ADD, 1 CNR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GV
System Memory 503 MB (DDR SDRAM)
DIMM1: Samsung M3 68L3223ETM-CCC 256 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
DIMM2: PNY Tech. 256 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz) (2.0-2-2-5 @ 100 MHz)
BIOS Type Award (12/16/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
Monitor Dell P1130 [21" CRT] (6D25123F60N4)

Audio Adapter C-Media CMI9739A/9761 @ Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]
Audio Adapter Creative Audigy SE (SB0570) Sound Card

IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Controller
Storage Controller MagicISO SCSI Host Controller
Disk Drive HDS728080PLAT20 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive Maxtor 6E020L0 (20 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H20L (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-RAM:5x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 19877 MB (763 MB free)
F: (NTFS) 70173 MB (9983 MB free)
G: (FAT32) 6130 MB (1518 MB free)
Total Size 93.9 GB (12.0 GB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

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Network Adapter Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4) (75.65.**.**)

Printer Lexmark X1100 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [B-0]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-0]
USB Device M-Audio USB Uno Driver
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Dual-mode Camera

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DMI System Product
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer
DMI Motherboard Product 845GV-ITE8712
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DMI Motherboard Serial Number
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DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number
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DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 2 / 0

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Keyboard LED's flashing!!!

Well is the keyboard USB? HAve you tried other ports? Have you tried a different keyboard?

Also leaving the case open is not a good idea. The cases are designed with a certain plan. With the case closed is how they are designed for maximum efficency. That will allow for the most air flow and to allow the parts and that to get cool. Leaving the case open defeats the design purpose and will not allow the fans to cool. It would be like having a those 3 fans trying to cool your room on a 90 degree day. Would it work?

So first i would suggest closing the case. Then trying out a different keyboard. Maybe there is a short in this one that is causing it to fry the mobos.
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