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Brand new home-built computer and the keyboard isn't working

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September 12, 2013 11:47:43 AM

Hi guys!

I was just about to install the OS on my home-built computer. The computer started as it should, with a menu popping up on the screen (BIOS, Boot etc.) and when I tried to enter the BIOS menu i couldn't because the keyboard simply wouldn't work.

I've tried to solve the problem by using different types of keyboards, like USB and PS/2 but it still won't work.

What should I do to solve this problem?
a c 160 V Motherboard
September 12, 2013 12:05:22 PM

Try different USB ports.
September 12, 2013 12:11:30 PM

Thanks for the tip but unfortunately it didn't work either. The KB:aren't broken since they work on other computers. If I push the ScrLk or the other lock-buttons a light starts so the USB-ports electricity are working atleast.
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a c 555 V Motherboard
September 12, 2013 12:26:49 PM

Hi, Try clearing the CMOS (unplug the power cord and remove the CMOS battery for few minutes).
September 12, 2013 12:40:45 PM

I'll give the CMOS removal a shot. Thanks for the tip!
September 12, 2013 1:12:31 PM

It still doesn't work...
a c 555 V Motherboard
September 12, 2013 1:26:11 PM

Weird. What motherboard and CPU?
September 12, 2013 1:36:43 PM

GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 with i7 3820
a c 555 V Motherboard
September 12, 2013 1:48:43 PM

It should work. Try starting it with only CPU, CPU fan, graphics card. keyboard, mouse and a bootable USB stick (no HDD or SSD). If still the same... I would RMA the board.
September 12, 2013 1:59:27 PM

I'll try that tomorrow have to go to bed now. Really appreciate the help!
September 13, 2013 2:26:00 AM

Okey, I'm one step closer to a solution. I read another thread about a guy having the exact same problem as I do and he managed to solve it by using an older GPU. I tried using an older GPU and it worked. I installed the OS and then I figured I could change the GPU to the new one. I did this and when I did the screen still stucks in the MoBo menu becuase the keyboard is not working. Any thoughts or ideas?

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a c 555 V Motherboard
September 13, 2013 6:58:43 AM

Updating the BIOS (with the old card installed) might fix the issue, if newer BIOS version available.
September 14, 2013 8:09:18 AM

I RMA the board yesterday. With the new MoBo it works like clockwork. Problably outdated BIOS that caused the problem but I thought it would be easier to simply change the motherboard. Thanks for all the help along the way guys!