New Keyboards not recognized by either PC

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    I have 2x 32Bit PCs x XP. Have two newly bought keyboards 1 x microsoft & 1x logitech basic cord keyboards. Neither keyboard on either machine are detected by the PCs. Current keyboards are still working.

    I've tried sw/off- plug in KB- sw/on, AND Sw off/sw on & then plug in KB. Both methods no response. These are basic cord keyboards no software supplied nor there should be.

    Apart from gremlins, what's going on & what do I do to activate them? They both cannot be faulty. I'm sure if I take them back to the shop he'll plug 'em in & they'll work.

    Appreciate some feedback
    AaLF.
     
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    What type of connector is the new keyboard and mouse USB or PS/2?
    What type connector is the old keyboard and mouse USB or PS/2?
     
  3. mirimir

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    I bet that the new ones are USB. If that's true, and you're using front USB ports, try back ones (and vice versa).
     
  4. AaLF

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    Thanks guys. Its a PS/2 usb issue. Pity though. The new KBs wont respond to the PS/2 with USB converters but the old keyboard does.
     
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