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Keyboard stops being recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bxcfilm, Mar 27, 2015.

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  1. bxcfilm

    bxcfilm Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2010
    About 5 years ago, I bought a Unicomp keyboard, and until recently it's been great. But just lately it's developed a problem. For maybe 1 or 2 hours after switch on, it works fine, but then it suddenly stops being recognized by the PC. If I restart Windows, it still isn't recognized, but if I shut down altogether, wait a while and then restart, it is recognized, but for a shorter time. It varies, but 10 minutes is typical.

    Details of my PC are below, but I also tried plugging into my laptop (running XP) and got the same result.

    I would appreciate any suggestions; all I can think of so far is that there is an issue with the small PCB in it. See the photo. I know the standard advice with faulty keyboards is "Get another one", but other keyboards are not nearly as good to use, and the source of supply and repair is 4,000 miles away.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3062 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM), 3 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 941562 MB, Free - 814593 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0T4649
    Antivirus: 360 Total Security, Updated and Enabled

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  2. Blu_86


    Aug 8, 2014
    Get another one. No seriously, what model keyboard is it? You would be surprised at how good some of the new keyboards are, especially the ones with Cherry switches etc. They are mostly advertised as gaming keyboards but they are actually a throwback to the older clickity-clack sturdy keyboards which looks like you have one there. That keyboards you have there looks like about a 2000 model NCR/IBM?
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