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Old 03-26-2011, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Using a PS/2 keyboard in the PS/2 mouse port

Hi.
Just wondering if this is possible as the keyboard PS/2 port, though working, is jammed up with something [I'm thinking it may be the plastic wedge from a previous keyboard].

I've tried plugging it in the mouse port and restarting but nothing happens. I know the keyboard works as it sort of works if I hold it in place [in the blocked up k/b port].

Wondering if there's something in the BIOS that I have to change to swap over the PS/2 ports?

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Default Re: Using a PS/2 keyboard in the PS/2 mouse port

How old is your system? Some older ones have designated ports. The newer age ones do not care. There are even Y splitters that fit into one port.
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The motherboard is an old ECS [L4S82A], so I'd guess it's got designated ports. Does that mean they can't be changed?
Nice to know the new ones can, can you plug mouse or keyboard into either and they work whatever?
I solved this anyway by realising the plastic bit isn't necessary, so pulled it out of an old keyboard I found on the street and it works fine.
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The PIII boards and below, I believe had designated ones. Starting with the P4, I believe it didn't matter.
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