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It's a pretty simple question! I have this motherboard that has kinda been sitting for a while, it's a Socket 7 MB (I have two Socket 7 processors, so testing ...
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    Older motherboard issues


    It's a pretty simple question! I have this motherboard that has kinda been sitting for a while, it's a Socket 7 MB (I have two Socket 7 processors, so testing isn't an issue). Anyway, today I decided to try to get it up and running and I get two errors during boot-up:
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    CMOS Checksum Bad
    Keyboard Error
    
    Strike F1 for SETUP
    I think the first error was caused because I replaced the MB battery before getting it working, I think that if I can setup the BIOS again I should be good to go there.

    The thing is that I can't strike F1, if you didn't catch it, the keyboard isn't working. The physical keyboard itself is working perfectly, my guess is that there's some issue with the MB. My question is: Is there anything I can do with the keyboard thing? I've had an issue like that with a really old computer before, and if I remember correctly we threw it away.

    Thanks

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    does it have a usb port? you could try a usb keyboard. it might be too old, but it was all i could come up with
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    Ha! That actually worked! Thanks a lot!

    If at all possible, though, I would like to get the PS/2 connection to work since I only have 1 USB keyboard at home and it's being used by another computer. So if anyone has any more ideas let me know.

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    You may be able to buy a PS2 to USB adaptor

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    also check you have the keyboard & mouse plugged in the correct socket. i had that problem ( many,many years ago) where keyboard wouldn't work

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