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Solved: Keyboard quit working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by barjo4, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    On our HP desk top, the PC no longer responds to commands from the keyboard. I tried a restart and a restore but the problem still exists. Is there some kind of reset? The green connecter is plugged in all the way. The mouse pointer works. I have Windows XP.
    Thanks, John
     
  2. Triple6

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    It could be as simple as a dead keyboard. Can you try another keyboard? Make sure to only unplug and plug in the keyboard while the computer is off. Green is usually for the mouse, and purple for the keyboard unless its USB.
     
  3. flavallee

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    If the keyboard has a round PS/2 connection, it should be in the purple PS/2 port.

    If the mouse has a round PS/2 connection, it should be in the green PS/2 port.

    The PS/2 ports usually have a keyboard and mouse symbol next to them to avoid confusion.

    If the keyboard is in the correct port, then follow Triple6's suggestion and try a different keyboard.

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  4. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    Actually, I got it back by restoring to an earlier time (couple of days) and I now have the keyboard back, as far as I can tell. The fact that I am typing this is better than earlier today.
    John
     
  5. Triple6

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    Hey, as long as it works right? (y)
     
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