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Keyboard suddenly quits working on Facebook then won't work anywhere

Last response: in Components
April 28, 2014 6:22:01 AM

Ok, this is weird. Over the last 4 days or so I will be on Facebook, typing in a comment, or even chatting with my wife on it's chat and suddenly my keyboard will quit responding. This happens ONLY on Facebook. After it stops responding I can't type anywhere else. No web pages, nothing. Even when I have a game up it won't respond. So it's like the keyboard is completely dead.

Only solution so far has been to restart the computer which is annoying because I can lose whatever I was typing in a complex post, game play that isn't savable, etc.

Any solutions people know of to get the keyboard reset and communicating again without restarting the computer? Anyone know why this only happens when on Facebook and not while in any other program or website?
April 28, 2014 6:33:01 AM

Well, I'm completely guessing here - but I would try the following :

If it's a USB keyboard, plug it into a different socket.
Try a different keyboard if you have one just to rule it out.
Update your motherboard drivers (do this carefully from the manufacturer's website). Do not update BIOS unless you try everything else first (I don't think it will help and it can ruin your computer if done incorrectly).
Run virus scans.. Depending on what version of windows you use, there are some freeware programs that can be used. I would recommend Malwarebytes and Superantispyware - download the free versions and run them one at a time (not at the same time). You can also use a free version of avast to see if that picks anything up. Make sure to verify that those programs are compatible with the current version of windows you have.
April 28, 2014 6:33:20 AM

Not really Facebook I think! Check if any keys are depressed & not coming up. This sounds like a hardware command interrupt to me!