Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:20 PM
The keyboard from the other machine works fine on my XP machine. And the pins on the Model M look fine; I doubt that the keyboard would work on the other machine, if they were damaged.
this is all very puzzling and frustrating to me, because the keyboard HAD been working. I now recall what happened: everything was fine, and I re-booted for some reason, and when the re-boot was in progress, the speaker started giving me a continuous tone that I recognized as the tone I'd gotten in the past from a jammed key. So I unplugged, checked out the keyboard, etc., and it seemed fine.
I bought a second Model M keyboard, and both work on the other machine (a generic running Win98) , and neither one works on my XP.