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Mouse & Keyboard Dead With Usb Connection


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:19 AM

I took my PC PS2 keyboard and mouse to connect together to my laptop with a single USB 'inserter' which works perfectly every time. The laptop recognised the connection immediately and I can also use the pad as well.

Going back to my PC I used the same arrangement, instead of struggling awkwardly at the back, and plugged into a USB port at the front where I ususally plug in my printer, which works from there OK.

When the PC is booted up, the mouse light and Num Lock and Caps light all flash as ususal but otherwise are completely dead. I then unhook that and replace the mouse and keyboard in their proper PS2 ports in the back but again they are dead. The only thing I can do then is reboot using the button on the front of my tower and then all is OK when restarted.

What can explain this anomaly and how would I get the mouse and keyboard working from that front USB port?

Grateful for any advice.

OS XP SP2

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:09 AM

Are all your USB ports 2.0?

System manufacturer/model?

Have you tried this device in your rear USB ports? There are extensions available for mouse/keyboard devices with short cords.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:21 AM

Are all your USB ports 2.0?

System manufacturer/model?

Have you tried this device in your rear USB ports? There are extensions available for mouse/keyboard devices with short cords.

Louis


Thanks for your response.
All ports 2.0
The PC, mouse & keyboard are all TIME Computers (came together).
The laptop is a Medion, so very different.
Haven't tried the rear USB ports - may try next time I start up but even if it worked there why should it not work in front? My printers work in any port.

It's very strange.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 06:31 PM

If your desktop computer is old enough the BIOS may have settings for USB keyboard support I have had systems that windows will not see the USB keyboards and Mice if this is not turned on.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 07:45 PM

Try the 2 devices in the back ports with you adapters and see if you get the same results. It might not be your USB ports, but the type of adapter
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