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Why the new keyboard is unreconized


I have an IBM XT, and (probably due to age and overuse), the keyboard is dying. I would like to replace it, but the system refuses to recognise any other. If it helps, there is a switch on the back of the keyboard, with 2 positions: X and A (I think). Even this keyboard will only work in X mode. The error message that comes up is: EA Keyboard Bad. Thanks.


This question was answered on February 1, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It is possiable that you need to replace the key borad chip and ROM BIOS chip these are the fuction of the keyborad also go to the settings click on keyboard and settings then check for drivers and follow directions

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 1, 2003