Keyboards not working with motherboard - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2008, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 9
Default Keyboards not working with motherboard

Alright guys, just built my first computer and everything's working great. All the lights and fans are on, blah blah blah. Here's the only problem:

I plug in my keyboards, (I've tried like 5 of them) and they all light up, but no matter what buttons I press, nothing responds. Here's what I'm using

ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 P45 Intel Motherboard

I really have no idea what's wrong. If anyone could help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
__________________

Firesworn is offline  
Old 09-30-2008, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: Keyboards not working with motherboard

Both PS2 keyboards and USB keyboard with PS2 adapters don't work?
__________________

KurrentEweser is offline  
Old 09-30-2008, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 9
Default Re: Keyboards not working with motherboard

I haven't tried a USB to PS2 adapter. But I didn't think it would matter, as regular PS2 keyboards haven't been working.
Firesworn is offline  
Old 09-30-2008, 06:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: Keyboards not working with motherboard

So I gather you haven't been able to get into the bios setup then?
KurrentEweser is offline  
Old 09-30-2008, 07:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 9
Default Re: Keyboards not working with motherboard

Correct.
Firesworn is offline  
Old 09-30-2008, 08:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: Keyboards not working with motherboard

I see the P5Q has 1 port for both mouse and keyboard. You'll need a splitter cable for the keyboard to work.

1' PS/2 Splitter
KurrentEweser is offline  
Old 10-01-2008, 01:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 9
Default Re: Keyboards not working with motherboard

I'll test that out. I just don't understand how a keyboard lights up and all that, but none of the keys work. It's madness!
__________________

Firesworn is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Motherboard Choice kurtowns New Systems | Building and Buying 13 11-28-2007 10:51 PM
Motherboard VGA out not working Ruroniarc Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 11 11-19-2007 11:40 AM
Replacing Motherboard, Help Needed Rask Vann New Systems | Building and Buying 9 11-15-2007 09:40 AM
Motherboard Post Code E0 PeeWee Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 05-24-2007 12:20 AM
ram failure? or motherboard fried? adamussg Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 05-07-2007 06:13 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.