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This is an older model so it is probably a ps/2 connector(purple) which you will have to turn off the computer 1st, plug it into the purple slot on the back and then turn on the pc.

Try the keyboard on another computer, if it works it is not the keyboard. If it doesn't then chunk it and get a new one.

You could get a ps/2 to USB and use that if the keyboard works. You shouldn't even have to buy one, as I am sure that someone you know has one of these converter plugs lying around.

If it DOES work and you have plugged it in accordingly to the original computer it is possible that the slot is faulty. Get a can of air and blow out the slot. If it still will not work then replace it with a USB keyboard and be done with it.


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