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Keyboard and mouse not responding

I've dug around sites to find fixes, even tried the hard power down, hard reset and power up while pressing ctrl. Got no black screen as suggested, just kept getting to login and then nothing. Can't get anything to respond/

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Re: keyboard and mouse not responding

Hi, attach an ps/2 keyboard externally and check,,let me know.then we can go ahead with other solution..

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