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Bios will not find keyboard HP Kayak XM 600

This is not the only computer that has given me this problem. I have disposed of a number of them for the same problem. I shut the system down, open the case to add memory, a better video display, or in two situations, I moved the computers to another room. I plug everything in...power it up, the bios lights up the screen (telling me that the video is working, the memory is counted...without faults) and I get a msg. "keyboard not found." I cannot find any information regarding this problem...the "funny" thing about it is...I get a msg. "press F1 to continue"...there is no keyboard response. Gerry D.

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Defective keyboard or you have it plugged in the wrong hole

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