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Old 05-27-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
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Keyboard stopped working

Hey, my keyboard stopped working, even on bootup.

When it says press ESc to skip, i press esc and it doesn't work. Neither does DEL.

So. I tried two OTHER keyboards (btw these are old 5 pin ones -- with the big plug) and neither of them worked.

I'm in the final stages of making it a workstation, and to have it die is sad. WAHHHHHHH!

Any ideas? Did i break the input?

Can anyone re-direct me to a forum that would know?

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Old 05-27-2005, 11:55 AM   #2
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Location: Lisbon Falls, Maine
Distribution: RH 8.0, 9.0, FC2 - 4, Slack 9.0 - 10.2, Knoppix 3.4 - 4.0, LFS,
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My guess is either the connector on the mobo is bad.... or the BIOS is possibly corrupt. You can try a BIOS reset (usually pulling the battery out for 10 or 15 min will work, but you may need to set a jumper as well... consult your mobo documentation or google), but no guarantees on that one. If multiple keyboards are not working then it's something with your box.

Old 05-27-2005, 01:11 PM   #3
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i see no battery

i have an ASUS PSST2P4 (possibly P55T2P4) socket 7 (pentium-s 150mhz) motherboard.


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