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I am having a problem with my USB keyboard not making contact. Just in the past week it has happened several times when I turn on the computer that I get this message to hit F1 due to no signal from keyboard. Of course hitting F1 on a dead keyboard does absolutely nothing..LOL. So, I just moved the USB to another slot and it works. I have had to move it or just wiggle it on two other start ups now. Is there some way to make this keyboard more secure in it's USB?

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Ron:

The USB ports may be getting flakey and worn out. Have you considered using a PS/2 keyboard?

Go into the Device Manager, then expand the Keyboards and USB Controllers entries, then double-click the keyboard description and each USB Root Hub entry to open their properties window, then make sure that "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is not checked, then click OK.

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It was not checked; will consider a PS/2 keyboard. Is there a USB to PS/2 plug?
 

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USB FEMALE TO PS2 MALE Adapter Converter keyboard MOUSE? Is this the culprit I need to convert?
 

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It was not checked; will consider a PS/2 keyboard. Is there a USB to PS/2 plug?
Yes, there are USB to PS/2 converters so you can connect a USB keyboard or USB mouse into a PS/2 port.

Most Logitech USB mice that I've bought in the past have one of those converters.

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