what does it mean when my dell computer keeps prompting the F1 key and then will not work? I thought it was the keyboard, so I bought a new one. That did not help. I can turn the computer on and I hear the AOL message, but I just cannot get the keyboard to work.
This is indicative of a dead motherboard battery. Open the case and replace the coin battery located on the motherboard. Then, power the system back on and enter the BIOS/setup. Reset the clock, save, restart.
You should be good to go.