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Dell optiplex gx520 keyboard

I am trying to get a compaq keybaord to work with a dell optiplex gx520. There are about 6 usb posrts to deal with. The system seems to recognize new "hardware" but only the numbers work on the keyboard.


What USB port should I be trying?

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Its not the on your USB connection, your keyboard is malfunction... buy a new one or keyboard

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If your dell machine is recognizing the keyboard properly and installing its own built in drivers properly then the USB ports are working and it a problem with your keyboard

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