Dead PC???

  gizzyx 22:39 20 Feb 2009

Hi, guys. my daughter's keyboard and mouse stopped working on her PC.(ps2).I thought PS2 might have become disabled in the bios, so i removed the mobo battery to clear cmos, hoping to restore defaults and enable ps2 function. now, on booting i get a message along the lines of ".....defaults have been reset. press F1 to continue, or Del to enter setup". However, the keyboard still doesn' work. i can get no further. Is it all a lost cause now? Kb & mouse are both ok, work fine on another PC.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:51 20 Feb 2009

try a usb keyboard

  gizzyx 22:54 20 Feb 2009

but will usb be available at this point? it is right at the start of the boot process, before any windows files are loaded.

  woodchip 22:58 20 Feb 2009

motherboard 5 volts line is down missing to ps/2

i would say a new mobo or try a usb one

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