My keyboard doesn't work

April 8, 2005 at 09:45:23
Specs: windows 98 SE 4.10.2222 A, GenuineIntel Pentium(r) I

My keyboard doesn't work. When I connect my keyboard to my PC, the mouse freezes and I can't type anything! HELP PLEASE!!!!

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April 8, 2005 at 09:52:45

Check to make sure you have the mouse and the keyboard in the correct ports as older computers don't label them. Also try resetting the BIOS to default settings. Also, is this happening in Windows or on regualr bootup?

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April 8, 2005 at 12:29:06

is happening in both! and yes they are in the correct ports

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April 8, 2005 at 14:59:52

These are symptoms of plugging in the mouse and keyboard into the wrong ports. If you are sure that they are correct, it's time to try another keyboard and/or mouse.

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April 9, 2005 at 12:49:52

is this normal? i bought it in october

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April 9, 2005 at 15:56:54

Normal? No. Back in the days when keyboards sold for $500, they were thouroughly tested before the buyer got to see them. Now that they are selling for pocket change, I doubt they are even tested before shipping.

There is also a possibility that the fault lies with the motherboard. It's cheaper and easier to check the keyboard and mouse first.

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April 9, 2005 at 17:37:45

the mouse works i don't think is the mother board i tested it on another computer hmm i dunno how much a keyboard is?

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April 9, 2005 at 17:58:33

You tested the motherboard on another computer?

As I said before, there are cheap keyboards available. I recently bought 2 keyboards with mouses bundled at AU$10 each (about $7.50 US) at the local supermarket.

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April 18, 2005 at 15:44:53

i have the same problem, replacing the mouse or keyboard will have no effect on this problems, and the only way to even check if the problem is in the drivers, etc is to format and reinstall windows on ur harddrive using another computer, as there is no possible way to type in a product code/cd key/ press "any key" on startup to boot from cd/floppy. changing keyboards does not help, but the computer only freezes up once u press a key on the keyboard, if u then unplug the keyboard you will regain the use of your mouse in most cases. i have a senaking suspicion the fault is in the motherboard which is weird because mine is a decent brand (gigbyte) and resonably new, and i did nothingof consequence to initiate this problem. of note is that when the keyboard is unplugged then plugged back in when the computer is turned on the lights on the keyboard flash o briefly as in the startup of the computer (though on startup it does not do this at the moment as there is no response from the keyboard) please if you reply to this do not assume it is a stupid mistake like plugs in the wrong place because quite frankly im quite sick of people assuming ive made a stupid mistake and keep in mind i have no way of accesing bios setup, cd keys, etc other than i can copy one line of information, but cannot then minimise to windows to copy the next line PLEASE HELP


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April 18, 2005 at 16:47:39

is it possible that the bios has lost (deleted or whatever) the ability to detect a keyboard (ie; to my computer, the keyboard input device does not seem to exist) i suspect this from what peple have said on forums on the net, ie that the keyboard is not detected whether usb or ps/2 and that it does not seem to be a problem with the mother board or anything. if so how can i reset the bios whitout going into the setup (because i cant) or fix this some other way?

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