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PS/2 keyboard not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Industrial One, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Industrial One

    Industrial One Flightless Bird

    A PS/2 keyboard and mouse work fine on a newer 2006 Intel Acer
    computer, but only the mouse works on an older 2000 Intel Asus
    computer.

    What could the problem be?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Outdated driver

    Industrial One wrote:
    > A PS/2 keyboard and mouse work fine on a newer 2006 Intel Acer
    > computer, but only the mouse works on an older 2000 Intel Asus
    > computer.
    >
    > What could the problem be?
     
  3. wilby

    wilby Flightless Bird

    On 8/7/2010 8:09 AM, Industrial One wrote:
    > A PS/2 keyboard and mouse work fine on a newer 2006 Intel Acer
    > computer, but only the mouse works on an older 2000 Intel Asus
    > computer.
    >
    > What could the problem be?


    Or it is possible that you have the plugs reversed, the mouse plug in
    the kb port, etc. I have actually experienced this and both the kb and
    mouse tried to work, but poorly.

    wilby
     
  4. Industrial One

    Industrial One Flightless Bird

    On Aug 7, 10:37 am, wilby <bolda...@marchfail.com> wrote:
    > On 8/7/2010 8:09 AM, Industrial One wrote:
    >
    > > A PS/2 keyboard and mouse work fine on a newer 2006 Intel Acer
    > > computer, but only the mouse works on an older 2000 Intel Asus
    > > computer.

    >
    > > What could the problem be?

    >
    > Or it is possible that you have the plugs reversed, the mouse plug in
    > the kb port, etc. I have actually experienced this and both the kb and
    > mouse tried to work, but poorly.
    >
    > wilby


    I didn't plug into the wrong ports, I'm not that dumb. I doubt it was
    a driver issue since the mouse worked but the keyboard didn't. But it
    doesn't matter either way because I've given away my friend the 2006
    computer and he's trashing his old one.
     
  5. Rich

    Rich Flightless Bird

    "Industrial One" <industrial_one@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:fc3a8072-b1c1-4c69-9459-39db52c8cf58@t2g2000yqe.googlegroups.com...
    > On Aug 7, 10:37 am, wilby <bolda...@marchfail.com> wrote:
    >> On 8/7/2010 8:09 AM, Industrial One wrote:
    >>
    >> > A PS/2 keyboard and mouse work fine on a newer 2006 Intel Acer
    >> > computer, but only the mouse works on an older 2000 Intel Asus
    >> > computer.

    >>
    >> > What could the problem be?

    >>
    >> Or it is possible that you have the plugs reversed, the mouse plug in
    >> the kb port, etc. I have actually experienced this and both the kb and
    >> mouse tried to work, but poorly.
    >>
    >> wilby

    >
    > I didn't plug into the wrong ports, I'm not that dumb. I doubt it was
    > a driver issue since the mouse worked but the keyboard didn't. But it
    > doesn't matter either way because I've given away my friend the 2006
    > computer and he's trashing his old one.



    "I didn't plug into the wrong ports, I'm not that dumb."

    Don't be so quick to take offense at any computer related problem fixes.
    The keyboard & mouse stopped working suddenly after a couple of years (maybe
    after an minor upgrade or something, can't remember but nothing to do with
    mobo or mouse & kb) on my 1998 Dell (used to be my wife's). Out of
    frustration (& desperation because my wife would be awake in a few hours), I
    reversed the plugs (mouse into keyboard jack, keyboard into mouse jack) &
    voila, everything worked. For years it had to be hooked up that way. A few
    years a go, I inherited it & maxed it out with parts around the office &
    added a cheap Slot 1 upgrade that tripled the processor speed. One day it
    suddenly occurred to me that the mouse & keyboard connectors now go to their
    proper slots.
    I ask a question on this forum & if the experts say "put the parts in a bag
    & swing them around your head", I try it.
    Go figure?!?

    Rich
     

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