Soyo SY-5EMA+ problem with ps/2 headers

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Soyo SY-5EMA+ problem with ps/2 headers

Postby JSO » 2018-7-22 @ 16:48

I have an issue with my K6-2, Voodoo 3 3000 AGP, SB Live!, Soyo SY-5EMA+ build. The keyboard sometimes work, and sometimes doesn't. Motherboard supports usb keyboard, but I don't know If I can install Windows 98 SE using USB keyboard and mouse. I didn't check it yet.

If I buy PCI card with PS/2 headers it will work without issues on bios and during installation of Windows?
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Re: Soyo SY-5EMA+ problem with ps/2 headers

Postby PcBytes » 2018-7-22 @ 17:06

JSO wrote:I have an issue with my K6-2, Voodoo 3 3000 AGP, SB Live!, Soyo SY-5EMA+ build. The keyboard sometimes work, and sometimes doesn't. Motherboard supports usb keyboard, but I don't know If I can install Windows 98 SE using USB keyboard and mouse. I didn't check it yet.

If I buy PCI card with PS/2 headers it will work without issues on bios and during installation of Windows?

You don't need a PCI card. The best thing that will work is two of those passive PS/2 adapters. One for mouse and one for keyboard.
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Re: Soyo SY-5EMA+ problem with ps/2 headers

Postby akula65 » 2018-7-23 @ 11:36

Also, be aware that Soyo boards are frequently subject to electrolytic capacitor leakage/failure, so you may need to recap the board before you can make any real progress. I have an SY-5EMA+ that had at least 1/3 of the original electrolytic caps leaking a few years ago, so I recapped the entire board.
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Re: Soyo SY-5EMA+ problem with ps/2 headers

Postby JSO » 2018-7-28 @ 16:15

Which capacitors are for the ps/2 headers?
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Re: Soyo SY-5EMA+ problem with ps/2 headers

Postby JSO » 2018-8-14 @ 14:33

I removed the board and clean it with alcohol and a toothbrush and now is working without issues!
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