First post, by GoleMMan
Hey all, first time asking for help here, hoping I'm doing so in the right place.
I got an old K6-2 on a VIA super socket 7 motherboard. This thing still has a DIN connector for the keyboard, with a breakout board for a PS/2 mouse. Thing is, it consistently spits out a keyboard error on boot. I've tried two DIN keyboards that are known to work in other systems and it either thinks there's nothing plugged in or I get keyboard error beeps.
I cleaned up the DIN connector on the motherboard, I don't see any obvious physical or corrosion damage but it just doesn't want to work. I'm kinda hoping not to have to mess with replacing the connector itself because I'm not a soldering type of person, so I tried a PCI USB card, but the BIOS is too old to boot with a USB keyboard. Any ideas from someone with experience with older keyboards/late 90s motherboards or am I doomed to yank that connector out if I want to salvage the board?