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    Question My keyboard won't work

    Why? It's not the keyboard. I switched keyboards and the other doesn't work.
    I'm asking from the job.

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    You need more details as to HOW it doesn't work, sir...
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    And is it USB- or PS/2-connected?

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    PS/2

    By not working, I mean to say that it won't accept key strokes. There are no lights on, on the keyboard. For instance, if I push caps button, nothing. There are no lights, no key strokes accepted. It won't backspace, nothing.
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    Sounds like one of:

    1. PS/2 port doesn't work or doesn't behave properly
    2. PS/2 connection is bad (say, broken pin in the slot)
    3. It is an older computer, and the PS/2 port must not be connected while the computer is on.

    possibly? Do make sure you turn your computer off before attaching a PS/2 port device, that on older computers can cause a big problem.
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    This is all the relatively new pc that I ordered the parts and had put together.
    So...one way out of it would be to buy a USB keyboard?
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    Yes, USB keyboard is the superior solution. I'm surprised your 'relatively new' computer did not come with one - my relatively new work computer doesn't even have PS/2 ports.
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    If you'll remember, I bought the individual components. A keyboard wasn't one of them.
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    You're an old man. You know that 'remember' is a hard thing to do.

    I do suggest a USB keyboard (and mouse), they're far superior. Then you could get a wireless one. The possibilities abound...
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    Ok, thanks.
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    hehehe. I'm back.
    Now, I don't want wireless. I have a wireless mouse that I disconnected. The battery eating hog.
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    That's why you get one with a rechargeable battery (Also, make sure your receiver is not too far away or blocked by large electronics, e.g. a computer, from the mouse - that makes it eat batteries like crazy).
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    It was about 7 1/2 inches away. Estimate.
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