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    Default Genius keyboard won't work

    hi, my genius ps/2 keyboard doesn't respond. i've plugged it in, it's recognised in the device manager thing, when i restart the computer i see numlock etc light up, but when i'm in windows open a notepad to test it won't respond to keystrokes. why not??
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    Default Re: Genius keyboard won't work

    Hi Baz.

    Have you tried the keyboard on another PC?
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    Default Re: Genius keyboard won't work

    Now that is ingenious of the keyboard.

    Check the device manager to see if there is a yellow exclamation mark (!) beside your keyboard.

    When did this start to happen? (After installing a new OS?)

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    Default Re: Genius keyboard won't work

    no i haven't because i have only 1 pc but i'm 100% there's nothing wrong with it, why is that?

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    Default Re: Genius keyboard won't work

    no, it says it's working properly in DM, do u think i should download drivers? bit odd it seems don't u think as it should just work instantly if it isn't broken.

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    Default Re: Genius keyboard won't work

    Genius is @!!##! crap!

    It's a slur on your name that you bought it...
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    Default Re: Genius keyboard won't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazman View Post
    no i haven't because i have only 1 pc but i'm 100% there's nothing wrong with it, why is that?
    I don't know, but have you checked that the wires aren't damaged, and none of the keys are stuck down. Often when there is a problem with a ps keyboard, I have found that the PC beeps when you start it up. If it is old it may be just broken, and I don't think that it is the best of brands.

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    Default Re: Genius keyboard won't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Chemical Ali View Post
    Genius is @!!##! crap!

    It's a slur on your name that you bought it...
    Have to agree there sorrry... Go Logitech.
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    Default Re: Genius keyboard won't work

    This may sound strange, but it will test the keyboard - Try entering the BIOS - normally DELETE key or it will usually say when the PC first boots as to what key to hit.
    This is a real basic function - as in not yet loading any of the drivers in Windows.
    If it works there try going into safe mode when the PC first starts, by hitting the F8 Key, this loads windows with basic drivers, if this all works and not in normal mode, then there is a driver problem.

    If it wont even allow you to enter the BIOS or safe mode its broken - replace it. Or the PS/2 port on the Motherboard is knackered - try another keyboard to find out which.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 19-10-2007 at 05:09 PM.

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