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Old 03-27-2004, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Old Computer New keyboard

Hello there.
I stummbled into your site looking for help.. I searched the forums but did not find quite what I was looking for..

I am going to give my brother an old computer we have laying around.. Its a 486 upgraded to a pentium.. I believe it was kind of thrown together by my wifes ex..

Everything works on it except the keyboard--So I went out and bought a new cheap one.. It should be compatible I would think.. But the old keyboard has a totally different jack than the new one which is a ps/2 There is a ps/2 jack on the computer but apparently it is for a mouse or something.. The mouse is plugged into a regular jack.. And works fine, but the keyboard does not.. It said it installed new hardware but it thinks its a mouse and does not work properly..

No software or insturction came with the new keyboard..

Is there like any attachements or anything that will convert the ps/2 to the fat one thats on the old keyboard??

I am kind of stumped here..

Thanks for any suggestions you may have!


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Old 03-27-2004, 09:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, you need a ps/2 to AT connector. You can get them at Radio Shack or "other fine stores". Just make sure that you tell whomever you buy it from that you need a ps/2 input to AT output. Or, tell them that you have a new keyboard that you need to plug into a computer with an AT keyboard port.


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Thanks for that fast reply..
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