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Need Keyboard emulator to get a PC to boot

We're setting up some PCs for use as network monitoring stations. They don't need any keyboard mouse or monitor attached but the ones we're using won't boot without the keyboard.

We found a keyboard emulator dongle but it was $50, anybody have another alternative?

Thanks,
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CallandorCommented:
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SteveG00000Commented:
Go into the BIOS and set the error detection so it ignores the missing keyboard.
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guardian_angel_computer_servicesAuthor Commented:
The BIOS won't do it and I was hopeing for something a little smaller that a KVM, like a dongle we can just plug into the back.
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CallandorCommented:
There are smaller KVMs like this: http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=606941, but I don't know of any PS/2 dongles for the keyboard port.
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Dark720Commented:
If you have a spare keyboard you dont mind destroying, the keyboard controllers are quite small, after discarding the rest of the keyboard.
This is cheaper than a kvm and smaller too.
Just coil the cable around the board and cellotape all together.

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Dark720Commented:
heres a picture of one I just created :)
http://homepage.eircom.net/~tempspace/Picture3.jpg

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guardian_angel_computer_servicesAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, I think we'll go with the "destroy the keyboard" method from Dark720.

It's always fun breaking stuff....
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