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Keyboard won't work on startup after installing new msi mobo

I just installed a brand new p6n sli platinum msi motherboard and when turning on the video works but the keyboard lights blink then keyboard is non responsive, ps/2 keyboard is what i'm using. It is asking me to press tab or delete but cannot do so as the keyboard won't respond. I've checked for bent prongs and have even tried spare keyboard.

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  • cyriledoyle Jul 03, 2009

    Thanks for the response but I had already cleared the CMOS. It has a button on the mobo to push while all power is off. Could it be that I need a USB keyboard?

  • cyriledoyle Jul 03, 2009

    Bought new usb keyboard and still stuck on the screen that wants me to press tab or delete. Keyboard is definetly on but when I press either button the system stays the same. It isn't responding to either usb or ps/2 keyboards. Beginning to think I have a junk mobo.

  • cyriledoyle Jul 04, 2009

    Iam getting an exchange on mobo. It appears after talking with MSi that they have an issue with bios. So hopefully the new mobo won't do the same.



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I know this may sound crazy, but are you sure you are plugging into the right port? If so, then the next step is to wipe the CMOS so you can start on a clean slate. Remember to practice ESD or you may blow your motherboard. Static electricity is easily generated and pc components are sensitive to this. Once the system comes on go to the BIOS setup menu and make your changes as necessary.

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  • rebelbw Jul 04, 2009

    OK, did not mean to offer bad advice, but you had not explained the particulars, at this point it might be prudent to flash the motherboard and if this does not work then I would have to agree with your assessment.

    The latest revision was 07/29/08. Since you have stated the USB keyboard didn't work it definitely sounds like your BIOS is corrupted. Did you ever get this machine up and running? Good luck.



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