Every once and awhile my keyboard just dies for instance 10 minutes ago it died. I had to turn the computer off and on again to make it work. When it was dead I moved the mouse and the keyboard leds went crazy then when I stopped moving the mouse the lights stopped. This has happened before. Anyone know what could be happening?
ya ps2 keyboard and mouse. Well microsoft intellimouse optical usb into the ps2 adapter
You could possibly have a grounding issue with the motherboard.
I've seen plenty where the solder points on the ps/2 ports wind up touching the metal motherboard mounting plate, causing the ports to short out.
I would examine the motherboard for long solder leftovers, and trim them down if they can/do touch the metal plate.