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Help my motherboard won't boot because it says the keyboard is locked ,how do i unlock it?

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  • drummerman Aug 17, 2007

    the site shows and tells me nothin ,now what?

  • drummerman Aug 17, 2007

    what jumpers go where there are 4 of them which ones do i move and what pins do they go on?



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Hi, This motherboard has this feature. You may have to manually open or short 2 pins of the front panel connector in the motherboard located at the bottom/lower right. This is better illustrated at page 33 of the manual which is available at the Asus website. Hope this works for you. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Aug 17, 2007

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    Louie Role Aug 17, 2007

    "the site shows and tells me nothin ,now what?"
    you download the manual. It is in the site. The complete URL is

    "what jumpers go where there are 4 of them which ones do i move and what pins do they go on?"

    Refer to the diagram below as shown in page 33 of the manual.



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