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Keyboard out to lunch on 2 PC's
« on: June 18, 2007, 06:40:44 am »
 In January, I purchased a new Velocity for myself, and 2 Emachines T5212, 1 for my Girlfriend, and another for my Father......... same model, same day, same store. Both seem to have the same issues with their keyboards. Upon bootup, "somewhere" "sometime" around BIOS loading, the keyboard lights come on, then, the windows XP splash screen, then to the desktop, the keyboard lights go out again, and is dead beyond that. A reboot is the only way i figured out how to fix so far, but isnt 100% foolproof on the first try, and may need 2-3 reboots to work.
 Origionally, I swapped with another brand keyboard & new drivers, but this didnt solve anything. I contacted Tech Support (gateway tech, as they now pwn emac) and told her this was happening on 2 same-model pc's? She proceeded to talk me through how to re-install drivers (using some special emachine supplied program), as well as making 3 back-up disks.....for drivers i guess?? or something. I dunno, cause i thought thats what the restore disk was for :-\
 ......but, it didnt fix anything ...........both PC's still have a dead keyboard %50-%75 of the time upon initial bootup. ???
 

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Re: Keyboard out to lunch on 2 PC's
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 06:51:45 am »
I've had that with a system before, and it was a USB issue.  Are the keyboards USB?  Try a different USB port (or set of ports).

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Re: Keyboard out to lunch on 2 PC's
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 06:58:38 am »
Nah, both keyboards origionally were stock emac PSU, my VM came with a Creative PS2 keyboard, which i put on my girlfrinds rig, (week 1) to see if it was something faulty with the emachines labled keyboards.........but no........my G15 is the only USB keyboard in the house, and I havent tried hooking it up to either emachine pc's to see if it would solve the problem.......I guess i should, huh? lol
 Do i need to load the G15 drivers? remove any drivers or uninstall? or just plug & play it ?

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Re: Keyboard out to lunch on 2 PC's
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 07:23:47 am »
switching to a usb keyboard should fix the problem. If it does, go pick up some of these:

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10065724&catid=

great, dirt cheap usb keyboards.

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Re: Keyboard out to lunch on 2 PC's
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 08:16:08 am »
 LOL  :D Nice price!!!! BestBuy had a dual PS2 to single USB (mouse & keyboard) converter for the same price $30......... :uglystupid2:
 Thanks!

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Re: Keyboard out to lunch on 2 PC's
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007, 12:19:11 pm »
I have a dual PS/2 to USB adapter and at times it limits the amount of simultaneous keystrokes. . . not a big deal for typing, but it sucks when trying to dodge, while moving forward and and strafing in games like UT2004.

If USB fixes the problem, pick up a USB keyboard instead on an adapter.  You'll be much happier.