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    Weird keyboard issue

    I just purchased a new ASUS A7A266 motherboard with a 1.2GHz processor. I installed it and all the components in my existing case, with a 250w power supply.

    I can enter the BIOS setup using the DEL key, but once there, the keyboard does not respond, although it did at first. I have tried two different keyboards, a Microsoft natural and a generic 102 key model, both known to work on my other bench system. The keyboard connector does not seem to fit snugly so I am leaning towards a defective motherboard socket - but is there a way I can verify this?

    I also found it interesting that the DEL key consistently works but I lose functionality in the BIOS, wnd the Windows 2000 boot menu, nor any other OS (Windows 98, DOS) outside of the BIOS even acknowledges my input.
    -Mark

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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    Yessir, you have a bad socket. The clues? new motherboard, DEL key works, but none others... Bad Socket! get her fixed! [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    Thanks tons - after the run of black cats, broken mirrors and cracks in the sidewalk that I have had with this particular machine, it's comforting to know that I'm NOT losing my mind and that it IS someone else's fault... <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    You forgot the ladders... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Always glad to help! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    Ah, you forgot the first rule of IT support...

    Make sure you can point and say "He did it!". <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    Are you sure you don't work with me? I swear I hear that comment every five minutes at work!
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    Well, I have been taught by some of the best in the business! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    I thought the first rule of IT support was to not answer the phone! No, wait. Maybe it's to always blame it on software.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    Phone!?! What phone?...Oh, I thought was tinnitus!

    You don't blame software, its just a new world standard, or undocumented feature.
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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    Around here, we blame the hardware, and the operating system... Of course, in the cold room, the discussion is more like that *@#$&!, ^&@*#$&!, User!!!
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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15>
    I think that you got it right. ! Its your motherboard...

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    Re: Weird keyboard issue

    "What you've got there, is an anamoly in the communicative devices running from your primary hard disk to your central processing unit..." (hard-disk cable is bad...) <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>
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