drr49
1 Copper

E6230 keyboard initialization failure alert

I've had this laptop for over a year and has been working fine. A week ago, on starting, I got this screen msg:

Alert! Keyboard initialization failure.

To continue press F1 key. To change setup option press F2 key. To run onboard diagnostics press F5.

 I ran the diagnostics, and everything is fine. But this alert hapens almost on every start now, and sometimes when I press the power button, absolutely nothing happens on the screen, tho the light for the HD comes on. And now it can take several minutes of press and re-press on the power key to get it to boot, and then, sometimes, get the above alert, but sometimes not.

Anyone have experience with this problen, or thoughts on what needs to be done to get back to a normal start.

Thanks.