Question about Dell Computer Refurbished OPTIPLEX SX270 SYSTEM BOARD Computer Motherboard

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No keyboard or mouse response

Windows XP Booting up fine

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  • liddonfew May 18, 2009

    History,  Unit was purchased through ebay.
    I do not know if it ever worked correctly.
    Have attempted to operate it via two seperate keyboards & two seperate mice.All verified OK .No response . Assume possible missing drivers or incorrect start up routine.any idea how to correct.

  • liddonfew May 19, 2009

    Done all that ,Usb Ports do work.Key board will flash on start up but then goes to windows XP no control of any kind .No F keys work nothing .No response from F8 on boot either. .Think bin job.

  • liddonfew May 29, 2009

    Not able to work even the BIOS ,some sort of fault is reported in passing. however. As the USB ports appear to work I think it may be possible to network it.or try a usb keyboard.

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Connect a PS2 keyboard & mounse before you turn the computer on. Drivers for a USB k&m are included with Windows. Do the USB ports work?

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    What keyboard? What mouse? Has it ever worked? When did it stop? What changed since it last worked? Have you scanned for viruses? Changed USB ports? Changed batteries? Tried reconnecting the wireless transmitter/receiver?



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Hi, Check in your Bios if Usb keyboard and Mouse Support is enabled, otherwise you can use a Ps2 Keyboard just to get to the desktop, then you should be able to install your keyboard and mouse, yor pc should automatically detect the devices

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