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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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well despite the fact you have given up on me when we were attempting to troubleshoot your problem here is one more thing to try and it can't hurt... swap your keyboard to the ps/2 port you use your mouse on and plug your mouse where your keyboard was. the key here is that when you move the computer to another room... you would have to unplug the keyboard and mouse each time. swap them and see what it does.

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