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SteveE671
Burleson, TX
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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:24 pm

Oookay. So the computer works great. The keyboard, not so much. The Caps Lock light stays on and no input when pressing keys.

Any thoughts? Calling all A1000 experts.

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SteveE671
Burleson, TX
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:01 pm

Since no one seemed to answer my post, I'll answer it.

It turns out it is the keyboard controller. The system was verified by building a 5-pin DIN to RJ adapter.

An A3000 keyboard was connected and worked like a charm. So, a repair is in order for the original A1000 keyboard.

Thanks for your help!

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:09 pm

That’s awesome you figured it out - congrats!

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:10 pm

I actually think I have an A1000 with similar symptoms. Are you able to plunder a controller from a different keyboard?

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SteveE671
Burleson, TX
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Posted Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:03 pm

I haven't tried yet. I would to just replace all the electrical components on the keyboards. I assume it's the controller chip. Seeing as there are only a few components anyway, replacing them all shouldn't be too much work.





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