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    Urgent computer question?

    Cant get into my laptop cos the password contains the letter 'm' and the key wont work....Press it and nothing happens.

    Need to prepare documents for the upcoming court cases.

    Anyone got any ideas for a quick fix...........?????????
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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    Quote Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
    Cant get into my laptop cos the password contains the letter 'm' and the key wont work....Press it and nothing happens.

    Need to prepare documents for the upcoming court cases.

    Anyone got any ideas for a quick fix...........?????????
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    Plug in another USB keyboard or a wireless keyboard.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11

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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHIRO1989 View Post
    Plug in another USB keyboard or a wireless keyboard.




    You might have to reboot the computer with the USB keyboard already attached. OR, you might be able to just plug it in an type.
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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    Pop the M key out and clean the switch it’s attached to.
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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHIRO1989 View Post
    Plug in another USB keyboard or a wireless keyboard.
    Thank God for this place!!

    Found an old usb keyboard, plugged it into the laptop and am up and running again.

    Got all sorts of major crap happening here in the next few days, the last thing I need is to have the laptop spit the dummy.

    Edited to add:

    Thanks Chiro, Knite and Wambli. You guys just saved my head from exploding!!
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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    ake a call to so ebody that knows how to ake those dan thinks work!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.

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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elk creek View Post
    ake a call to so ebody that knows how to ake those dan thinks work!


    Stop it, I might run out of keyboards

    Btw, there is something to be said for not throwing old electronic crap in the rubbish bin. Found 3 usb keyboards in a pile of electronic junk stored in a carton.
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    Glad you got that sorted out, and kept those old keyboards for 'just in case'!
    Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass.Mark Twain - Notebook, 1898
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    Good luck with the barristers- - - - -bunch of sneaky weasels! There ought to be an "open season- - - -no limit" on those guys! Just don't hide in the bushes and sound a siren- - - - -that's "shooting over bait"!
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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    Quote Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
    Thank God for this place!!

    Found an old usb keyboard, plugged it into the laptop and am up and running again.

    Got all sorts of major crap happening here in the next few days, the last thing I need is to have the laptop spit the dummy.

    Edited to add:

    Thanks Chiro, Knite and Wambli. You guys just saved my head from exploding!!
    I like to think I have at least 1/2 a brain, you are like me, too much stuff going on to see the solution sometimes
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11

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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHIRO1989 View Post
    I like to think I have at least 1/2 a brain, you are like me, too much stuff going on to see the solution sometimes
    Exactly.
    You dont know the half of it.........
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    Re: Urgent computer question?

    Quote Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
    Thank God for this place!!

    Found an old usb keyboard, plugged it into the laptop and am up and running again.

    Got all sorts of major crap happening here in the next few days, the last thing I need is to have the laptop spit the dummy.

    Edited to add:

    Thanks Chiro, Knite and Wambli. You guys just saved my head from exploding!!
    The keyboard on my laptop gets very little use because I have used an external keyboard and a rollerball mouse since I got the computer.
    Political correctness is a liberal degrading of the freedom of speech. George Orwell's 1984 famously incorporated the notion of limiting thought through language (see Newspeak)." Meanwhile, the beatings will continue until morale improves around here.

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