Solved computer wont find my keyboard

July 31, 2009 at 15:42:27
Specs: Windows XP, Intel P4 2400/ 756 ram
I have an IBM Thinkpad desktop. I am trying to install windows but it wont find any of my keyboard.There is one keyboard that works for me which is a USB but after windows starts it will not work at all. i have used it on many other computers but this one wont load it and for the ps/2 keyboards when i boot the computer it will blink the lock lights but after wont work afterwards please any help
i dont know what model it is all i know is what oi put i bought it form a store just the motherboard.

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July 31, 2009 at 20:38:53
But you said that after Windows starts the keyboard will not work at all. Then you do have an operating system installed ? "hot" means without shuttting the compuetr down, which is usually recommended when removing a PS/2 mouse or keyboard.


#1
July 31, 2009 at 19:13:44
For usb might have to enable legacy or keyboard support in bios if it is there.

PS/2 should work in almost all cases. The only reason I have ever see was some non-standard keyboards that seem to draw too much current. I never did like it but the solution was to unplug the keyboard and then plug it back in hot. !!! Might blow keyboard fuse on motherboard !!! (might be labeled R1 F1 L1 or other)

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#2
July 31, 2009 at 19:26:57
alright i have foumnd the model number of the mother board it is a IBM 830541U

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#3
July 31, 2009 at 19:36:04
What type of mouse are you using ? Do you have any problems with the mouse ? You could also try resetting the bios to default to see if you still have the same problem-I would write down the current settings if you do that so you can change back if necessary. Some motherboards have a feature where you save the current bios settings.

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#4
July 31, 2009 at 20:31:10
i have a ps/2 mouse plugged in i have not had an operating system installed yet so i dont know if it is working but yes i already tryed resetting it back to factory and default there is 2 different setting in the bios
and i have tried 2 different ps/2 keyboards but niether of them work the one im using on this comp im going to try when i have a need to reset this comp since i have problems with this too but i dont care about this one
and what do you mean hot???


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July 31, 2009 at 20:38:53
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But you said that after Windows starts the keyboard will not work at all. Then you do have an operating system installed ? "hot" means without shuttting the compuetr down, which is usually recommended when removing a PS/2 mouse or keyboard.

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#6
July 31, 2009 at 21:22:22
i dont have xp in yet im trying to install it once you boot the disc it will load all the files it needs to run then itll start windows so you can format/oartion the hdd after that it will copy all the files to the hdd and restart to install windows to the hdd
like after it says windows is starting it looses power

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#7
July 31, 2009 at 21:26:25
one of my friends was thinking it was the psu but idk
i have a 250 watt in it right now do you know if that would effect anything

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#8
July 31, 2009 at 21:44:05
It sounds like it's not really a keyboard problem, but, as your friend said, perhaps the psu. Do you have another psu you could try ?

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#9
August 1, 2009 at 11:03:20
you have problems in the connectors...you can repair it from
where you have taken your ibm motherboard

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#10
August 1, 2009 at 15:52:30
i got it to work by installing windows on one of my other comps but it still wont find my ps/2 keyboards but in windows it is finding it like it should for the usb but yes i do have another psu its only a 300 watt but there is one problem with it the 12v 4 pin wont connect like it should ittll line up but you try and plug it in it wont go i have tried straitening it out but it wont go

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