I broke a connector also, wound up able to get the keyboard to work but not the mouse. I ordered some of the $9.95 keyboards from compgeeks (Gateway USB only keyboards), they work great on I-Openers (I have 7 of these keyboards running great). The I-Opener BIOS will work with a usb keyboard (that is you can hit cntl-esc-del on boot and manage the bios as if it were a local keyboard, heck even dos will run fine with usb only). In your situation my only concern would be if the usb keyboard feature was activated on the bios, if not you may have a problem turning it on... for $100.50 you can get an I-Opener repaired at www.w i z z t r o n i c s.com however it's a bit steep for such a minor problem... personally I prefer usb to a hub and the hub to all devices. Good luck!