Solved How do i enter BIOS if my keyboard is not working?

October 27, 2012 at 03:53:34
Specs: Windows 7
First starts the problem about my keyboard. i spilled juice on it, some letters weren't working so i unplugged it and dried it a little bit. When i plugged it back in, it doesn't work at all. I thought maybe i'll just get other keyboard and it will work fine. So i pick up an old keyboard from my old computer, I plug it in, and it doesn't work ether. i'm currently using online keyboard, and i searched on google about solutions, and i can't find anything specific about my problem. Only thing i found is entering BIOS and checking if it recognizes my keyboard. Well, then i search on google how to enter bios without keyboard, and again, i find nothing. So I'm asking here, how can i enter bios without keyboard?

edit: i tried keyboard from my old computer on my friends computer, and it works fine there. So i assume there's a problem with my plugging space

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October 27, 2012 at 05:37:09
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You cannot enter your BIOS without a keyboard. Try borrowing another keyboard. If your keyboard is USB then try a PS2 type keyboard. It is possible that a power feedback damaged the USB port so try another one. Basic keyboards are really inexpensive so do not use the one that had the juice spilled on it for fear of damaging another USB port.

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October 27, 2012 at 06:14:32
i have ps2 keyboard, so i guess my ps2 input dosnt work. ill just have to buy usb keyboard

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October 27, 2012 at 11:04:53
Did you hot plug the PS/2 keyboard? PS/2 is NOT hot swappable. Must be connected before booting. Hopefully your PS/2 controller is functional. Also, if you have two PS/2 ports you need to use the purple port.

If your BIOS is not currently set to Enable legacy USB support, a USB keyboard will not work.

Start tapping the correct key as soon as you start the computer. The correct key should be displayed on the start up screens. That keystroke varies with different computers. Could be Del or one of the F* keys.

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October 27, 2012 at 18:18:53
I know some older motherboards have a fuse which, if it blows, will prevent your keyboard from working. If it's there it'll be located near the KB ps/2 port on the motherboard. It'll look like an inline resistor or capacitor and you won't be able to tell by looking at it if it's blown. It'll have an F designation on the motherboard--F1, F2 or whatever.

A USB keyboard is probably the way to go but if you're ever in the mood to pull out the motherboard you might check for that fuse.

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November 5, 2012 at 06:52:23
Don't know whether to start a new thread, or continue on with this one; so here I am. I'm having a very similar problem. I am trying to access the bios to change a boot order. I am using a ps/2 keyboard. When I hit F1 to enter setup (HP Pavilion 1000 series Win XP Media Centre 2005 edition) it allows me to go into it, but will allow me to do nothing there. My arrow keys don't work, my F keys don't work - nothing. If I allow it to go into windows (I have to arrow down to choice #3 in order to choose one of 4 different Windows operating systems - even though I have only one), my keyboard works fine. No issues at all. I'm not doing SOMETHING right, but I don't know what. I've removed the CMOS battery for 10 minutes. It reset my system time and date back to 2006, but still won't allow access. Any help would be appreciated.

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November 5, 2012 at 09:33:32

You probably should have started your own thread hear in the hardware forum. That said, the answer is simple. You need to replace the laptop keyboard.

You have a notebook computer.

An external keyboard connected to a laptop will not work in the BIOS screens.

You can't clear passwords by removing the CMOS battery on a laptop.

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November 7, 2012 at 06:00:13
Bought new usb keyboard. thanks for answers. rpwilso make new thread

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November 12, 2012 at 08:13:04
I saw a motherboard which you can use the mouse to navigate around the bios. It was cool :)

I was an adventurer like you once until I took an arrow to the knee!

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