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I have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard which I purchased a couple of years ago.  The thing is, the original PS/2 cable has deteriorated and the keyboard hasn't worked in quite a few months.

I originally thought it would be easy to find a replacement, so I binned the old one, not thinking to write down the pin configuration of the connector.

I have not been able to find a replacement cable anywhere.  I have got a PS/2 cable (minus a connector) so if anyone knows the pin configuration that would be helpful.
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6 pin D-type PS/2 connector, or simply check the back of your PC and count the number of pin slots for the keyboard to plug in to !!
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What's a 6 pin D-Type PS/2 Connector?

I assume it's the D-Type bit that's important, not how many pins it's got.

The connector in the keyboard has 5 pins, and the one on the PC is a 6 pin PS/2
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D -type refers to the shape of the pin pattern on the connector. - I asked you to look at the back of your PC because I did not want you to purchase a connector with 6 pins if your KB connection at the PC end only had 5 slots !
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The KB connector has 6 slots.  The pin connector inside the KB has 5 pins.  Do you know what the pin connections inside the KB need to be connected to, as I have a PS/2 D-Type cable - with KB connection (it has a PC connection)  Do you know which pin inside the KB connects to which wire, I can have one of our engineers make me up a cable, I just need to know which pin attaches to which wire.
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