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Getting my new mac keyboard to work with a PC

Posted by Tim Riley Sun, 19 Aug 2007 23:37:00 GMT

Dear Internet,

I’ve been having some troubles getting my PC to boot while connected to one of the new Apple USB keyboards.

I have it connected with a USB extension cable in order for the keyboard to reach my desk. However, in this state, the BIOS will print a “No keyboard present” error and fail to boot.

When I remove the extension cable and connect the keyboard directly, this error oes not appear and the system boots fine! When I plug it back in through the extension cable after this point, everything is fine also. The problem seems to occur only when the BIOS is loading.

Now ideally I need the extension cable because typing under my desk is just not comfortable. Does anyone have any ideas about how to fix or work around this issue? The USB keyboard support in my BIOS is turned on, for what it’s worth.

You are my only hope!

Love,

Tim

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