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Old 03-15-2005, 10:19 AM   #1
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hey, a bit of a prob here. i used to have a keyboard that connected 2 my pc via PS/2. the keyboard worked for a long time, but 1 day just stopped working. i made sure all the pins were straight and stuff, but no go. so i hooked an old keyboard that i had lying around. that worked 4 about 3 weeks, but today the same thing happened. could this be the connection on my mobo thats messed up?

plz help, as i am using an on screen keyboard right now, and its slow and a pain!!

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Old 03-15-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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It wouldn't be the connection on your mobo but it could be a conflict with your hardware. Did you check in your hardware properties if there is a conflict ( yellow exclamation mark). Do you have a pile of USB devices hook-up to your PC. Disconnect them, reboot and see if your keyboard comes back. Your problem seems like if your USB port is triggering off on the same IRQ!

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Old 03-15-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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That could be a solution. IRQ sharing is possible and devices work properly, but some devices are just so darn picky that they have to have their own IRQ's to work. Since IRQ sharing is not considered a ‘conflict’, your computer will not raise any red flags or yellow exclamation marks. No errors will occur, but your keyboard will still not work.

Have you tried using a PS/2 to USB adapter and just plugging it in to your USB port?
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