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I'm trying to find an old keyboard for my over 10 year old Netram desktop computer so I can get my old pictures. I've tried 2 and neither one works. The keyboard cable has a round connector which looks the same as the old mouse round connector and the computer has only one place to connect this size cable. When I turn on the computer, it says it can't detect a keyboard. Help!

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Try connecting a PS/2 keyboard (PS/2 means the round connector) and a USB mouse (flat connector). What Operating System are you using? Windows '98? Windows XP? Some other OS?

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Use an older keyboard on a newer computer? My wife likes the feel of the old one.


why not buy a real keyboard. for USB?
vast types, even for $8.
hp what you never side what HP puter.??
hp made them for 33 years, 1984 to now.
endless.
my guess newer HP, like 10 years or newer
and has USB ports
then you found a USB to PS/2 adaptor (vast types exist)
but many dont work. right.
btw this is classic failure from 1999 to to now.
endless posts world wide,,,
the trouble is the PS2 keyboard, send commands very different that USB does.
Try this go to bios and turn on legacy USB>
maybe it can see he keyboad at boot (bios sees t first)
then BIOS passes this discovery to windows 10..
ive not touched or seen a PS2 keyboard, in years.
like year 2000?> 18 long years ago.
im old. worked them all.
PS/2 >>>>>adaptor >>>> USB modern system.
the adaptor must do 2 things, send power correctly to the KBD.
then translate PS/2 sings to USB sigs.
then BIOS needs to understand plug and play IDs from PS2
if missing IDs, or garbled, its born dead.

good luck there.
btw your pc is not PS2 certified so....

Sep 10, 2017 | HP Computers & Internet

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Some of my keys on my laptop are not working.


Replace the keyboard with a new one. Laptop keyboards are not that expensive.

Make sure that the replacement is compatible with your computer. To know more about it, please visit the website of your computer's manufacturer.

You can also try a USB keyboard to check if the non-working keys work with the other keyboard.

I hope this helps!

David

Mar 29, 2013 | Compaq Presario Cq57 Notebook Pc

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Keyboard and mouse not working and monitor going to sleep


HP Pavilion Slimline S3400f Desktop.
dont worry ALL PC end up like this,, all do.. sooner or later..
NO OS stated, XP"? never post without OS stated, or answer get 10x more harder, See? make it easy for the helper and get more help.....
no Monitor stated. (maker, CRT, LCD what?)
The monitor is not fibbing to you BTW, the PC did go dead or to sleep. seems its monitor monitor of some kind with DVI.

if the monitor works on other PCs then the monitor is not bad.
i Bet it works (old ones 2002, have a hidden deep internal sleep mode. and is not yours IM sure now) DVI IS THE ONLY CLUE THERE.
So PC is dead. this PC came with only VISTA new,
is it still VISTA?????????
HP has support on it still
here (carbon dated by me 2008, IIRC)
https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-slimline-s3400-desktop-pc-series/3688715/model/3688723

this year,? get all those files and books there backed up
when HP support ends after 10 year rule, (be savvy?)


what keyboard USB or wireless keyboard mouse
use wired USB keyboards if wireless the battery is dead. easy no?

now in VISTA, go to Control panel, click power
turn off all sleep modes and all hibernate modes
the turn off screen savers, if turned on , disktop . RC right click
in display settings or personalize, turn off , need login to come out of sleep or screen saver.
try a real keyboard, that has USB cable yet? be first thing to do.
always keep a real keyboard, handy,,,
batteries fail. in all wireless devices like this (inside them)

luck you desktops have lies DIM fails. there are many.

http://www.pcdied.com/sleep-or-dim.html

one other way , and common is PC overheated.
all do that.
ever one not cleaned out every year,.

#1 all time cause of overheat and PC shuts down.

http://www.pcdied.com/overheated.html

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Phillips 47PFL422D/37 I've had the tv about 6 years with no trouble. But now the picture is to dark to watch it also pulses. I've tried to unplug it and plug it back in I get a picture for


First, average life on these sets is about 3 to 4 years at best and only boards are sold so even if you can pin point the board (no individual parts are sold) it is likely if will not get fixed and doing so is a bad investment as all the boards are now old.

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Keyboard stopped working


http://www.ascendtech.us/emachines-kb-0705-ps-2-keyboard-black_i_kbdemkb0705bps2.aspx

Things I see here.
1) The second Keyboard you plugged wasn't any good either.

2) The PS/2 port for your keyboard on your motherboard, isn't any good anymore.
Computer off, plug it into the Mouse PS/2 port, and use a USB mouse.
BIOS will reset the I/O address for that PS/2 port, and set it for the Keyboard, when the computer is turned back on.

You may have to;
A) Turn the computer off
B) Unplug from power.

C) Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds. Let go of the Power On button. Do this same procedure two more times.

What you are doing is draining residual power, clearing CMOS Error Codes, and resetting BIOS back to the factory default settings.

Keyboard plugged in, USB mouse plugged in, plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Still no?
Motherboard replacement.

You didn't unplug the old Keyboard, WITH the computer on, and plug the new Keyboard in, did you? It isn't a hot-swap device. The computer must be off when unplugging a mouse, or keyboard.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Logitech M510 suddenly stopped working


What does the device manager say about the hardware?
It could be loss of the usb device controller. Windows XP is old and that is an indication that the hardware is old too.

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Sir, Good afternoon, I have pr 1101 keyboard, by chance its wire has broken and the front socket of the ps-2 mouse is missing. now I want the specification about this socket, so that i can fix another...


ever heard of wiki,
its all there to read 24/7

id trash it and buy USB Keyboard.
learn to use wiki first.
its depth is endlessly deep on PCs.
look first there,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS/2_port

frankly suprised any PS2 device works in year 2017. really.
must be 20 years old. began 30 years ago
try to move and upgrade, every 10 ,be wise.

Sep 22, 2017 | Compaq 118003-108 Keyboard

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Hard-wired keyboard has gone dead.


Try uninsalling your changes to see if it affects your keyboard. If no help, go back to your original configuration to ensure the system works like before the changes. Then do one configuration change at a time. If it doesn't work, go back and try the other one. That will tell you which one is giving you the problem.

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Wireless desktop 6000 keyboard problem


Check the inside of the battery chamber to see if there is corosion on the spring or front pip for the + ve.Batteries leak ands should be chaged every 6 months regardless

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Letters are fading hard to read


Buy a new keyboard. they are real cheap on line, try Newegg.com
You should find one for around $10 USD. Or, you can try cleaning the keys on the keyboard with rubbing alcohol.

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