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#1 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:10 AM

Hi Everyone,

A friend of mine gave me their desktop just before they moved to Spain but they didn't have the keyboard with them and they never got around to bringing it before they moved.

That gives me a problem trying to use the computer as it won't boot without the keyboard. It will start to boot then stop and flash a hateful message at me saying "No keyboard detected" and then just sit there.

I can't use the keyboard from my other PC because the plug is different. I think that it has what is called a PS2 plug where the keyboard is supposed to plug in.

God only knows who made that machine because it doesn't have any kind of name on it anywhere that I can find so I have no idea where to look for information about it.

Is there anyway that I can get around having to have a keyboard plugged in to get that thing to boot? The Techs at the mall computer store are more interested in selling me a new system than trying to help me make this one work :thumbsup: .

Thanks for any input.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 04:52 AM

Hi Wendy.
Any settings to bypass the keyboard check at boot would be in the bios. Unfortunetly, you need a keyboard to get in there.
There are usb to ps2 (and vice versa) adapters available but keyboards are so cheap you're better off just getting a new keyboard to avoid swapping all the time.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:21 PM

Hi HitSquad,

Thanks for the reply. I have an extra keyboard so that's not the problem. My problem is that I can't find a keyboard that has a plug on it that is that big.

Shoot I tried to get an adapter for it at BestBuy, I even lugged the PC in so they could see what I was talking about and the counter Tech acted like he had no idea what that big plug on the back of the machine was for.

Another Tech, same store, said "I think it's called a PS2 plug" but when I asked if I could get an adapter for it he said that he doubted it and that BestBuy didn't handle anything like that. When I pressed him a little he suggested that I try Radio Shack.

So there is such a thing as an adapter for that, right?

Thanks,

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:59 PM

Yes there's an adapter, Pic. It is for a ps/2 keyboard(female) to an AT motherboard port (male)
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Edited by garmanma, 01 June 2007 - 08:00 PM.

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#5 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:00 AM

Hi Garmanma,

Wow, thanks. At least now I know there is such a thing and what to ask for when I go to the store.

Thanks,

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