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Keyboard not found..

...I know the KB is good, as it/ they work in other PCs...and I do have the connections correct...(even if they were not color coded) I have and/or would have changed their positions...I get a bios report telling "keyboard not found"...I have encountered this situation before...I just disposed of the computers as I cannot find any solution...I have change out the CMOS battery, tried up to 6 working KBs...I unplug the computer(after shutting it down), move it to another room in my house...and the damn thing(s) cannot find the KB's..this has happen to many of my computers...the current system is an..HP KAYAK XM600..."BunnY" tried to help...H/she was wrong...but I offer my thanks...DOES ANYONE HAVE A SUGGESTION/SOLUTION??? thanks you...Fido

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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.

Robert

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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    Roberta Smith Sep 03, 2008

    one thing that just did occur to me... does the keyboard connect directly to the computer or are you using wireless to access them ?



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Open a program that uses the function keys such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Check your keyboard for an "F-Lock" or "Function Lock" key.
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If the key does not work, press the "F-Lock" key a second time, and test the keys again.
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Navigate to the link entitled "Microsoft Support: Some Function Keys do not Work Correctly." (See Below.)
Some function keys or keyboard shortcuts do not work correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975741
Resolve unexpected Function (F1 - F12) or other special key behavior on a Microsoft keyboard
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