First post, by Kouwes
I building a 486 machine for DOS games only, and then only games that have gravis ultrasound support.
The mainboard is from soyo, with a 5x86 -133 cpu.
It has a 2.1GB connor harddisk with NO bad sectors and a tseng ET4000/W32P video card. I‘m not sure if I should swap with a 4MB S3 Virge.
The FDD was bad, I guess a disintegrated belt, so I replaced it with a working drive. The power supply is a brand new Athena 300W from ebay, works very well and has 2 FDD power connectors in case you want to use a CF/IDE drive.
Well the machine posts fine: 32MB RAM, drives found but then it complains with a keyboard error: no KB found.
I tried known working 5-pin DIN and PS2 keyboards: same error.
But if you look a the pictures, you‘ll notice the gap between the board KB connector and the case. Now, when I bridge this gap (I used a screwdriver) the keyboard is found!
Problem is, I need a solution to bridge this gap with something that doesn’t fall out at some point - and maybe causes a nice short on my board!
I could cram some aluminum foil in there, and secure it with some glue…
Any better ideas?