CISCO Catalyst 2948G-L3 no keystrokes via console

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    Hi There,
    I have an old Catalyst 2948G-L3 that I have been messing around with for a while and could connect via the console or aux port for configuration, recently I ran a couple of commands (can’t exactly remember which) but I neglected to “copy run start” before powering down. Now when I boot up it goes through the post and comes to a point where it displays”Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]:”.

    At this point it will not accept any keyboard commands at all. I have tried the Break- sequence prior to all the post messages but that does not work either (although I must admit that part has never worked).
    None of the ethernet ports are up.

    I am comnnected via the console port (9600, 8 none, 1, none) as the aux port is no longer accessible. I have tried 5 different console cables (even made my own). Tried 6 terminal emulators. Tried 3 different laptops, all with the same results.

    I think I would be okay if I could just get the break sequence to work (even tried the “special command” in Putty).

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Copyright (c) 2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.

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    cisco Cat2948G (R5000) processor with 49152K/16384K bytes of memory.
    R5000 processor, Implementation 35, Revision 2.1
    Last reset from power-on
    48 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    2 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3z interface(s)
    121K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
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    — System Configuration Dialog —

    Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]:

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