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home made ps/2 to usb conversion?

Posted on 2004-09-14
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Hey , i just recently sold my desktop comp p42.8ghz, and am now running a toshiba satelite a70. i am straped for cash and would like to save as much money as i can now . any one know if it is possible to snip the end of my ps/2 keyboard connector and snip a end of a usb connector and solder the wires together to make something like thos adapters you can buy.
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by:rid
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I think it's more to it than just a pin/cable rearrangement. A PS/2 KB has more active leads in the connector than the USB KB has. Some kind of (simp,e, possibly) electronics are involved, I suspect.
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by:cxamer
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I have some electronic background and am taking a electrical engineering cource in college right now it like to try this if any one knows how or has the schmatics for the two??
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For all the time and effort you could buy an adapter for $3.99 (includes shipping) off of EBay or try any computer shop/electronics store. You could also ask any computer tech at work or friend to see if they have a spare one since most usb mice come with the adaptor.
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