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KEYBOARD NOT RESPONDING

TRIED DIFFERENT KEYBOARDS.PROBLEM WITH PS/2 PURPLE CONNECTOR. IF I BUY NEW KEYBOARD WITH USB WILL IT WORK? OR ANY OTHER SOLUTION WITH CURRENT CONNECTOR?I CAN NOT LOG IN(I CAN NOT TYPE PASSWORD)

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Hi mumtazbayrak
Yes would work fine.

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Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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Your computer should recognize a USB keyboard. Go for it.
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Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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