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Trying To Reformat - Keyboard Wont Work


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#1 mo jo

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

Hello everyone. I am trying to reformat a very screwed up system that was custom built. My immediate problem is the keyboard won't work, so I can't select the "boot from disc" option. I have both a keyboard that plugs into the purple recepticle, AND a wireless that uses usb. I CAN get the wireless to work only AFTER the computer has booted all the way up. If i wiggle the purple plug, I can get an occasional light on my plugged keyboard - but not enough to go through the reformat process. HELP!

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:40 AM

Looks like the purple one (or the plug in the motherboard) is bad. Try another one with a purple plug.

As for the USB one, try borrowing a USB to PS2 adaptor (comes with most mice and keyboards and is usually grene) to see if it'll work in the purple plug.
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 12:00 PM

I have 2 keyboards with a ps2 plug, both not working. I have an adaptor - will try it, but it's probably the plug in the motherboard if it doesn't work. Can I just replace the plug or do I have to replace the motherboard?

Is there any other way to reformat without using the ps2 plug?

Thanks for your time - Moe

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 12:50 PM

the adaptor plug worked - apparently I have 2 junk keyboards & other issues i'll post under another heading. Thanks - Moe

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:52 AM

Well the good news is that the cheaper of the problems was your issue - fixing a mobo is beyond my ability, I'd just buy a new one.
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