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USB Port Problems

My husband and I have two Playstation 2's. My keyboard has been having issues lately (it'll stop working and/or the letter will be stuck and repeat) we believe it is a USB Port Issue.

We believe it is a USB Port issue since we have traded the keyboards/adapter/cables from the working PS2 port to the other PS2 port and the same issue presents itself. The keyboard/adapter/cables from the non-working PS2 was traded with the working PS2 port and the keyboard will then work properly.

Is there anyway to fix this issue? I have tried cleaning the port.

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Hi Jen Storm,

It is probably dirty on the inside. My guess is that Dust has built up on the motherboard and some moisture in the air has turned it to a conductive dust. This will casue a probably like you are seeing. Either Clean it up real good yourself or send it to a repair shopp. If you are looking for arepair Shop, Click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen, and Click on "Video Game Consoles" Pick a good Repair shop in your Area, or Nation.

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