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19-04-2004, 12:01 AM
Hi Peoples,
I have a Silitek SK-2690 keyboard and its a nice little keyboard.....
But the silly thing is (Silitek.... hey no pun intended) the keyboard is not recognised when I boot up. When that happens I have to reboot (sometimes multiple times) to get it recignised. I'm on Win XP Pro and it's getting a bit annoying.
Any help is appreciated
Thanks in Advanced.........

19-04-2004, 12:05 AM
Can be a symptom of a dying CMOS backup battery.
Not a guaranteed cure but easy to eliminate.

19-04-2004, 12:13 AM
That could be it..... think it's time for the battery to retire..... you think two years of use is long enough?

19-04-2004, 12:25 AM
Another possible thing is the connection on the motherboard has a cold solder joint problem.

When computer boots the first time the motherboard is still cool. After running a few times the joint connects due to expansion.

Just a possibility here.

Do you find on warmer days it will work first time?

Billy T
19-04-2004, 12:26 AM
Two years is not a long life for a cmos battery, I would expect 3-4 minimum, however I had a new battery die in a matter of days so anything is possible. Is your clock keeping good time?

My problem was the same as yours, not recognising keyboard.


Billy 8-{)

19-04-2004, 01:52 AM
Try giggling the plug in the back of the PC

Steve Askew
19-04-2004, 06:02 AM
Try another keyboard perhaps?


Peter H
19-04-2004, 09:27 AM
Is it USB or PS2?

19-04-2004, 10:19 AM
Hi. At a real push you could go Start, Programs, Accessories, Accessibility, etc and use the On-Screen Keyboard with your mouse. Forget the keyboard altogether!! ;) :D

19-04-2004, 12:48 PM
Well actually I got this keyboard recently. I did not have such problems with the one before... I've just changed a new CMOS Batt and see if the problems solved.

BTW the keyboard is a PS2 type.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions

19-04-2004, 11:38 PM
The problem is not with the CMOS Battery.....
The problem can start after a reboot from when the keyboard DID work...
Strange this problem is!

Steve Askew
20-04-2004, 08:50 AM
> Well actually I got this keyboard recently. I did not
> have such problems with the one before...

Try another Keyboard,your one may have an intermittent problem.