To date this, and other recommendations have done nothing to resolve the most urgent problem: Keyboard on dell 1520 Laptop is disabled due to ?
Only fact seems to be at the back of my mind; after trying everything else is -
Originally this laptop was loaded with Vista. Then once Windows 7 came out, it was installed (presumably) over Vista. Once I received it early this year all was working perfectly.
1. Hard drive dies
2. I install new hard drive and I installed win 7 32bit and later discovered no match for my product key (keyboard didn't work then either.)
3. Windows 7 Support assists me in determing my product code is associated with Win pro. I acquire Dell's original Win 7 64bit install disc. Io install wein 7 64 bit software. Upon start up discover touch pad works but - keyboard is non-reaponsive.
4. I then uninstalled and reinstalled Dell's only driver for 1520's keyboard + nothing happens.
5. I research answers from Dell - no drivers or any resolutions re win 7 64bit exists.
Suggestion there should be a chipset drive making keyboard & win 7 64bit compatible - have yet to find it & trying to balance a small keyboard on laptop that slides arounds is not a viable solution. Other functions like sound buttions in are below touchpad is non+responsive as well. I would be most appreciative for an useful fixes. Awaiting help. Debra1533