[olpc-help] Keyboard does not work

Richard A. Smith richard at laptop.org
Tue Jun 3 17:12:22 EDT 2008

Michael Stone wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 03:33:29PM -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
>> My daughter's OLPC keyboard does not respond to any keystrokes.  Does anyone
>> have a remedy?
> There's a firmware diagnostic utility you might try out - the
> instructions are at
>   http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Cheat_codes
> specifically "hold the rocker key left while booting".
> The firmware diagnostic will let you test the keyboard without any other
> software in the way. If you decide to try it out, please report your
> results. Others may have other suggestions.

If you get absolutely no keyboard keys from the diagnostic then its 
possible that the cable connecting the keyboard maxtrix and the 
controller may have come loose.

See here for how to check.


Richard Smith  <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child

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