After my Compaq CQ50 laptop (Vista home version) shut off due to low battery and upon restart the 8 i k , keys now don't function. I installed a new keyboard and still the 8 i k , keys don't work. I hooked up my desktop's keyboard thru a USB and the keys worked. From what i can tell the kb driver is the latest version.
is this a bios issue or a keyboard ribbon connector issue? any other ideas?