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Keyboard Replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by volatksc, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. volatksc

    volatksc Thread Starter

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    My keyboard is locking up the computer, when any key is struck. All other functions appear to operate correctly. The computer is an old one and used only as a print server for the family.
    Question-Since it looks like the keyboard port has failed, may I disconnect the PS2 type KB and install a USB KB? This computer is running XP SP2 on a 333MHz K6. I would have liked to have used the new dual core DELL as the printer server and eliminate the old computer, however, one must run around banging the KB or Mouse to keep Vista awake to support print sharing.http://images.techguy.org/icon/icon8.gif
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  2. kimsland

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    Yes but

    You need to set up the bios to Not stop on all errors (ie cannot find keytboard)
    In bios sometimes on older PC's have a USB enable option for keyboard (enable it)

    You must first shutdown the computer to remove / insert PS2
    USB can be connected anytime (prefer off first)

    You can have two keyboards at the same time (PS2 and USB) if all else fails.
     
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