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"Keyboard error or no keyboard present"

By pmaro ·
Hi all:
I have a Pentium 100 clone running Win98. On bootup I get separate but constant beeps and the message "Keyboard error or no keyboard present" The beeps stop when I unplug the keyboard. I have tried swapping the KB with a known good one to no avail. The Kb is an older connection type. I forgot the name for the connector. I am thinking this could be a socket problem or a motherboard problem. Thanks.
Phil

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"Keyboard error or no keyboard present"

by Inspectorclave In reply to "Keyboard error or no key ...

Yeah.. your probably right. With a Pentium 100 you are using the larger 5 pin bus connector for the k/b (to answer your question about the type of connector). If you have swapped the k/b with a k/b that you know is functional and it still beeps, then I am afraid that you have lost the k/b port on your motherboard. The only thing left to do is replace the motherboard. Sorry.

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by pmaro In reply to "Keyboard error or no key ...

Thanks for the quick response. Its time for this pc to say goodnight.

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by McKayTech In reply to "Keyboard error or no key ...

The connector is a DIN-5 and while I agree with InspectorClave that the motherboard is the problem, if have the ability and equipment to solder, you might want to take a close look at the bottom of the motherboard where the keyboard connector is soldered on. Several times I've found broken solder joints and once they were re-soldered, the motherboard worked again.

If it's not that, then it's time for a motherboard replacement.

paul

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by pmaro In reply to "Keyboard error or no key ...

Thanks for the quick response. I will check the joints just to be sure I can't do a quick fix.

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