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==Testing Keyboards==
 
==Testing Keyboards==
  

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Testing Keyboards

Keyboards are tested for functionality. The good ones are then distributed throughout the facility.

The bad ones are recycled.

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This is a PS2 keyboard connector.
This is a USB keyboard connector.

Mac Keyboards

The ⏏ (Eject) button for all Macintosh or Apple keyboards is located on the upper right-hand corner of the keyboard, as shown below.

Older Mac keyboards do not have this button; an example USB keyboard is shown here:

Note the absence of the eject key on the upper right-hand corner

Testing Instructions

  • Turn the computer on.
  • Connect the keyboard to the system using the extender on the right, or the USB port in front.
    • To test a Macintosh or Apple keyboard, select the "Apple Layout".
    • To test standard keyboards, select the standard "104-key Layout".
    • Select CONTINUE.
  • Go through and test every key.
    • You will see on the screen what looks like a keyboard. Press a key on your keyboard.
    • If the corresponding key on the screen turns black, it works.
    • If the key does nothing, it does not work.
  • If any keys do not work, RECYCLE the keyboard.
    • When you have determined that a keyboard does not work, cut off the cord.
    • Put the cord in the metal shopping cart in the main receiving room.
    • Put keyboards in the shopping cart closest to you.
      • When a cart gets full, notify a staff member.
  • When you have finished testing a keyboard, hit "Reset" to reset the image in the program.
  • Place working keyboards in the appropriate boxes.
    • When a box gets full, ask a staff member where it goes.
  • Plug in a new keyboard and start all over!

Notes from Free Geek Vancouver

The Finer Points of Keyboard Sorting