A20 Gate Failure... Can I replace this myself? Or would that be stupid

By Eleventeen
Sep 2, 2005
  1. Hi, you see, I have this old computer...about 7 years old. It has windows 2000 on it and its been working fine. Problem is, I start it up one day and i hear a bunch of beeps going in the order of 1,3,1,3. So i said, Hmm.. ok its probably a loose component.. But I look at the Pheonix Bios beep code list and it turns out its a bad PS/2 Keyboard controller. I tried about 3 different keyboards and no success. Now.. does anyone think its a smart idea to replace this myself? I have a couple extra motherboards layin around somewhere. Or should I just go to the repair shop. Many thanks.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Motherboards of that era do not have replaceable keyboard controllers I think. It doesn't have to be the controller itself either - a bad keyboard port or any component dealing with the KB may be triggering the error too.

    Trying with an USB keyboard can't hurt I suppose.
  3. Eleventeen

    Eleventeen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Ok, i tried the USB keyboard and still no luck..hmm im screwed
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