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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2010, 08:58:39 AM »
it's too bad that I cannot send you a picture of the inside of my computer....that may help....I do have them

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2010, 09:15:34 AM »
here's something for you to think about....what if I got a ps2 to usb adaptor and tried that....I do have an old keyboard that is ps2 but my computer has no such connection...maybe this would work?

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2010, 09:21:09 AM »
or is there a way to hook up my good computer to the other one and link them together to solve the problem with the one that won't let me in that way?

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2010, 10:51:46 AM »
Hooking up a PS2 keyboard would be a waste of time I believe, as you are still using USB ports, and you have a known good USB keyboard, and it still does not work.

About hooking the two computers together, there is no way to do that until after you have windows running.

About the power connectors, even with just a CD drive, it might drag down the power supply, so lets try that. First, turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the wall or the back of the computer, whichever is easier. There should be 2 maybe three connectors on the back of the drive. One of them has four colored wires going into a flat plastic connector that is white. That is the power connector. Pull it straight out of the drive. When you go to put it back in, it will only go in one way. If you look at the end of the connector that plugs into the drive, you will notice that two of the four corners are either rounded or clipped off at an angle. That way you can only put the connector in one way.  Once you have it unplugged, try starting the computer again with just the keyboard connected. Let me know how it goes.

If that still didn't work, plug everything back in, and put the card back into it, and we will try using Knoppix to see if it is a hardware problem.

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2010, 12:10:55 PM »
tried that....message said the port was unplugged or something all the rest of the info read the same as before....tried the mouse in every port again and the light came on for every port on the bottom of the mouse just like it does on my cpu that works okay...so I my opinion there is lots of power getting to the usb's

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2010, 12:26:24 PM »
Will the computer boot from a CD?

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2010, 12:38:11 PM »
nope....we went through that the last time this happened....I've been looking at forums online...one guy was talking about this psu being bad or maybe the motherboard is starting to go....there were no virus's found either last time so I am sure that that is not an issue here....I don't know what to do short of taking it to my nearby computer shop

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2010, 12:47:24 PM »
There is a tester that you can use to test the Power Supply (PSU) that is cheaper than taking it to a shop, and with a little guidance, it is easy to use. Are you game?

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2010, 12:52:12 PM »
with your help yes...what do I need and how much are they approx.

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2010, 12:54:05 PM »
remember last time I had a "low battery" warning and I went and bought a new one

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2010, 01:21:37 PM »
do they work in any computer...?...I can probably get one from my local Staples store tomorrow....but I am not sure just where to plug it into

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Re: keyboard has no power recognized on start up....
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2010, 02:42:05 PM »
They are for the power supply. I don't think you will find one at Staples. If you have a hard core computer store near you, you may be able to get one. Chances are you will have to order it online.

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