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Problems With Ps/2 Keyboard Port


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#1 FredNZ

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:01 AM

My keyboard ps/2 port seems to have given up. When I plug in a keyboard (work fine on other PC), I get a code 10 error. The keyboard light goes on, but the keys don't work.

In device manager there is a yellow circle with an explanation point indicating that the keyboard won't start up. Am now using a ps/2 to usb connector which works for the core keys but not any specialised keys.

The keyboard is a microsoft wired 500. Software is WinXP Pro SAP2. Everything else works ok. I would just get a usb keyboard and forget about it but I happen to like this keyboard and can't find an equivilent usb one.


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Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:09 AM

In the Device Manager, delete the keyboard from it, then power down. Then boot back up and see if that helps.

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:33 AM

Short of getting a new motherboard, I think that it would be much cheaper for you to get a new USB keyboard, since your keyboard PS2 port seems to be damaged.

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 04:43 PM

Walkman,
Your solution worked! Many thanks.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 02:10 AM

arrg!! Spoke too soon. Same problem has reappeared. Went out and finally found an ok usb keyboard. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:39 PM

I should have mentioned also that when you had it working in the other computer, the wires may have moved to where it was connecting, and then when you moved it back to yours, the same problem again (disconnecting the connection) .. which could very well be a shortened out keyboard wire in your case.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 05:27 PM

Thanks Walkman
I will open the case and have a look.

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 11:08 PM

No need to open the computer case. Just plug that faulty one back into your computer AFTER you boot up with your new one, and see if your keys are active or not. If they're not after plugging it in, wiggle on the wire while your trying to type something, using NotePad or such.

Note: Doing this with the computer running will pose no threat what-so-ever to your computer. It'll either recognize the keyboard or it won't. And if it doesn't, just plug in your new one while the computer is running, and you'll know for sure if it's your keyboard or not.

Also note: If your keyboard works in more than one other computer besides yours, then there is an issue with your keyboard being connected to your computer, which I highly doubt to be the case. Try to get a few friends or such to try it.

Worse comes to worst, take it to a place where they sell computers, and they have them up and running, and ask them if you can plug in your own keyboard. Don't tell them you're troubleshooting, because they may have an issue with it. If asked, just tell them that you're used to that keyboard you have, and you'd like to see how it'll feel to you using that computer.




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