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Heres a good one. My old 486 refuses to recognize it has a functioning keyboard. "keyboard error or no keyboard present". I had a faulty keyboard on it for one boot up. Now it fails to recognize a functioning keyboard. It is more than happy to tell me to press "F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP". Now how the H@#L am I supposed to do this if it doesnt see the keyboard that does work?
Any ideas appreciated
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croy...

You have 2 options here:

1) Your keyboard is deffective:

Workaround: Try another keyboard to check if yours is deffective or not.

2) There is a fuse on the motherboard, that has to be changed which could have got blown when the faulty keyboard was connected to the motherboard.

workaround: have your system (motherboard checked by a computer repair store)

As I said if you borrow a KNOWN functional keyboard and plug it to your system and still does not work.. It means options 2 suggested above.

Last thing that just struck me.. Did you lock your keyboard with a key?? (some systems did have that little key to block the keyboard) check it out, will you!!!

Hope this helped
Regards
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'twas the fuse. Thanks
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Croy...
You're welcome
Have a nice holidays!
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