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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by imustbeanidiot, Oct 8, 2001.

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  1. imustbeanidiot

    imustbeanidiot Thread Starter

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    hi, another problem now.i just bought my daughter a new keyboard- ps/2 type, but she has an old computer and the original keyboard was of the old din type plug, when i plug in the new keyboard into the ps/2 plughole nothing happens. the comp does not recognise it?

    i must be an idiot, i'm doing something wrong?
     
  2. Lurker1

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    If the old keyboard used the din (AT port) you need to plug the new keyboard in there. Some keyboards come with a converter plug or you can get one at a computer shop (PS/2 to AT). It sounds like you are trying to plug the keyboard into the ps/2 mouse port.
     
  3. Rockn

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    You sure you aren't plugging into the PS/2 mouse port? Most most keyboards come with an AT type keyboard adapter for older motherboards. You can buy them at most computer stores if there wasn't one included.

    This is the AT type plug: [​IMG]

    This is the PS/2 type plug:
    [​IMG]
     
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Hey Rockn, that's pretty cool...how'd you do that?
     
  5. ETS

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    Or, does the computer have both style connectors and you're trying to connect the new PS/2 keyboard to an add on PS/2 port that isn't hooked up correctly or didn't come with that motherboard?
     
  6. imustbeanidiot

    imustbeanidiot Thread Starter

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    Right. I must be an idiot because I didn't realise that the ps/2 socket was only for rodents. I tried plugging ps/2 keyboard into that socket (i suppose) I will buy an adaptor tomorrow & let you know how I get on. Cheers!
     
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