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  1. sellsinc

    sellsinc Thread Starter

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    does anybody know how to make my keyboard work using a usb o ps/2 plug? my computer doesnt reconize it? please hlp
     
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    When posting, please give a summary description of your problem in the title. It helps the helpers.
     
  3. sellsinc

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    sorry but can u help me please
     
  4. nessyguin

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    Make sure connections are good and maybe try a different USB port . Reboot and see how you go . It would help to know what kind of machine you are running . Laptop or desktop , for a start ...
     
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    its a dell optiplex gx280 desktop. i have tried different usb ports and nothing works. my keyboard is a dell rt7d20
     
  6. nessyguin

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    The only thing I can suggest is to get a USB keyboard , to be honest .
     
  7. sellsinc

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    i got a pug that is suppse to be for that do the plug not work?
     
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    Try a different PS/2 keyboard.
    Try a different USB-to-PS/2 adapter.
    Try the current PS/2 adapter on another computer.
    Have the PS/2 ports on this particular computer ever worked?
    Are you sure you've connected the keyboard to the correct port on the motherboard?
    Are you sure you're using a keyboard USB-to-PS/2 adapter and not a mouse adapter?
     
  9. TheOutcaste

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    Keep in mind that the keyboard has to be designed to work with both USB and PS/2 interfaces. The adapter converts the physical plug, but the communication protocol is very different between USB and PS/2, so the keyboard itself has to be designed to work with both types of interfaces.

    Many new USB keyboards will work on a PS/2 port, but I suspect that older PS/2 keyboards like that Dell just won't work with USB -- it wasn't designed for it.

    Jerry
     
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