Original keyboard stopped working , bought new k/board same problem read some problem solving sites , bought ps2 - usb adaptor seem to be answer on line , plugged into pc device not recognised popped up any ideas MIKE
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Re: keyboard not working
Most of the time the dongle (Ps2-USB adaptor)are not working if you can use it on the usb prot directly that would help you and you can also try to uninstall usb drivers from device manager and then restart the system it should work
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you have not specified your keyboard type I mean PS2 or USB type ..
but If USB type then fault is cause internal KEYBOARD buffer memory chip..If PS2 type then check out its all pins. Make sure they don't shot with each other..If it is then fix it make departed with each other..
Thank you for giving me opportunity to solve your problem.
Ok I am going to assume that you are using a keyboard with a PS2 plug. Try using a USB keyboard. If the USB keyboard does not work check and see if other USB accessories work.
If you are using a device with a PS2 type plug you should check the drivers for PS2 keyboards by opening control panel then click the "system" icon, then the "Hardware" tab, then "Device Manager"
If you are seeing a yellow exclamation mark then the device driver should be uninstalled. it should automatically reload when you reboot. If the PS2 port is bad you will need to have it serviced by a competent technician.
One possible problem is that your PS2 keyboard port at the back of your PC is ruined. In time, those so called "outlets" become loose specially the ones with cables which usually got pulled or tangled and make the port strained and the contacts get loose.
If that is the case, you might need to replace the keyboard port, or just stick with your usb keyboard.
Hi abcd_21; Is that a usb keyboard or a PS2 keyboard? if its a PS2 kindly Do these steps below: 1. remove keyboard PS2 from PC 2. restart PC, and observe if you see the error "no keyboard detected" 3. turn the pc off 4. attach the PS2 kayboard then Turn ON.
if its a USB: 1. remove usb 2. restart pc 3. plug the usb in when the pc has completely booted up. 4. wait for the found new hardware icon to detect your usb
There might be a problem with the keyboards PS2 port. You can bypass the PS2 port all together by buying a PS2 Y-adapter to usb port. This Y adapter will allow you to plug your PS2 mouse & keyboard into it and than you plug the other end into a free usb port. You do not have to plug the PS2 mouse in if you do not want to. Just plug in the keyboard. If your keyboard functions than there is a prolem with the keyboard's PS2 port. The PS2 Y-adapter to USB runs about $12.00 to $15.00. You can find one at Wallmart.