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Keyboard won't power on

By what_the_hell6
Aug 5, 2006
  1. I just built a new computer and everything seems to be powering on except I can't seem to figure out why the keyboard will not power on. I know it works because I tried it in my laptop and it worked fine.

    I need some ideas on why it will not work. Thanks!
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What kind of keyboard is it? Maybe you plugged it in the mouse port?
     
  3. what_the_hell6

    what_the_hell6 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    None of the ports are working I think. I tried plugging it into the mouse, keyboard, and USB slots and it doesn't work in any of them.

    Was there a jumper I might have missed or is there usually a cord/power supply for the i/o devices?
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Hum.. how did you manage to stick that keyboard in the PS/2 and USB ports? Or is it something really fancy that comes with some sort of an adapter?

    Some computers require you to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS, although that should be the default for new machines really..
     
  5. what_the_hell6

    what_the_hell6 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all the help. I got that fixed and now I am having trouble with an IDE cable and it not recognizing my DVD Drive.
     
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Try using a different cable, check jumper settings are correct for your situation (slave/master etc)..
     
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