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Keyboard will not work. Have tried 3 different ones and it will only work in BIOS. Once I get the computer booted up it will not work. I need to use it to log on to the computer.

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  • icstorm Oct 01, 2008

    1st USB Keyboard 2nd PS2 and 3rd brand new USB



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Is this a USB keyboard?

On several occasions I have had the same problem.

I have resolved by temporarily plugging in a PS2 Keyboard to log me in and once i have done so the usb keyboard will work fine and I can remove the PS2 Keyboard.


Posted on Sep 27, 2008

  • Nick Sharp Sep 27, 2008


    its unlikely to be a problem with incorrectly connecting the keyboard to the wrong port as icstorm said the keyboard works in the bios



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Check your mouse and keybord pin
also check slot on computer to which u connect keybord and mouse.

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