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Motherboard ps/2 problem

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I have an Asrock K7S8X ver 3.0 and despite the fact it has both keyboard and mouse ps/2 ports it will not detect my ps/2 mouse and keyboard, my USB keyboard works fine but that is for another computer i really must get my ps/2 mouse and keyboard working. Help!
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Question by:megakingbob
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cofneverlivetotell earned 500 total points
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You can get USB to 2xPS2 converters... they work well and are less than a new keyboard and mouse any day ;)

Cof
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by:megakingbob
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nice idea but if the mobo has 2 ps/2 ports it must be able to use them or why on earth are they there
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by:diegomolineaux
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If you try with another ps2 keyb o mouse you should update the bios and load the default settings. if that dont work maybe your ports are damaged.
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by:yasiru89
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usb to ps/2 converers are dumb. Check for any apparent flaws in the PS/2 port itself, otherwise you ought to upgrade your bios.
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by:crazijoe
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There should be a setting in the BIOS for USB keyboard enable or legacy keyboad enable.
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by:katacombz
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look in the biois and try loading defaults, or reset configuration data and see if this helps.

have you tried a different kbd and mouse (ps\2) on this mbd?
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by:Huseyin1
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'usb to ps/2 converers are dumb'................I disagree, I think this is an excelent idea, if the PS2 ports are dead, then go for the convertor!

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by:nobus
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did the PS/2 ports ever work?, if not, return the board under warranty, if you still have it
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by:megakingbob
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thanks found one on ebay all sorted now
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by:yasiru89
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Huseyin1, I'm compelled to say that you are as dumb as usb to ps/2 converters in my view. Permit me to enlighten you and megakingbob- even though you appear satisfied with this converter USB is the future so lest you are planning yo upgrade your pc rather soon, keeping your USB ports available for any extra peripherals and sorting out you ps/2's seems a very wise decision.
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