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Keyboard pin on my dell inspiron 6000 motherboard was broken

\015 Hi,\015\012\015\012I was trying to clean my old laptop and before i released the cable from the ZIF socket, i pulled the cable that caused the whole socket to come out. And this is how i broke some of the pins on the motherboard that is connected to the keyboard.\015\012\015\012Now I am thinking about using a USB keyboard since I don't bring my laptop anywhere anymore. But the problem is, with the problematic keyboard pins, it will not pass the POST when i turn on the laptop. So there is no way for me to use the laptop. Even if i plug back the keyboard to the laptop, it is useless cos the pin is already broken and will not pass the POST test.\015\012\015\012I know in this case most people will change a board when I take this to pc shops. But i don't really want to waste so much money on this old laptop. So\015\012\015\012I would like to have a solution which will teach me how to use the laptop back without connecting the laptop's keyboard.\015\012\015\012thank you\015

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If you are not able to get past POST, then you may not be able to get usb board to recognize or able to install it. You may end up having to get new motherboard. You can try to boot up with new keyboard, but chances are slim that it will work since pc tries to use default keyboard.
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