Old computer keyboard port!?

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Old computer keyboard port!?

Post by Dr. KillGood » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:10 pm

What is the name of the keyboard port on OLD computers, I have a computer from 1996. Hard drive is 2 GB I think lol! I turned it on and it works but I need a keyboard or it gives errors and wont boot to windows! It isent PS/2 or USB? What is it its all funk! I have DOOM 2 on it and want to play for the hell of it! :twisted:
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Post by ATOMICMAN » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:15 pm

at keyboard port is what youre thinking of.

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Post by Dr. KillGood » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:20 pm

OK THANKS! Know where I can get a adapter?
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Post by nitro2k01 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:26 pm

It's the big round one, right? It's PS2 with a different plug size.
What you need is a DIN5 (Aka just DIN) male to mini-DIN6 (Aka just midi-DIN) female. That should do it. Google for it.
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Post by madc0w » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:19 pm

I beleive they have the converters and the materials for converters at radioshack.
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Post by NiN^_^NiN » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:22 pm

madc0w wrote:I beleive they have the converters and the materials for converters at radioshack.
You sir are correct

I remember the IBM PS/2 not related to the keyboard port but oh what a nice machine back in the day

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Post by Kyo » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:18 am

oh, i have an old keyboard that uses that laying around :D

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Post by ATOMICMAN » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:39 am

yeah a lot of people really like the old school keyboards because they are mechanical (make that loud clicking noise when you press the keys). they actually catch a fair price on ebay for ones in good condition. :lol:

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Post by blackbox_dev » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:09 am

I have one. Bought it off of a friend for $3. It was pretty dirty, so I took it apart, cleaned it, replaced the worn cable with one my dad had from a broken keyboard, and now it works great! I plan on changing the green LEDs with blue LEDs soon. :twisted:
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Post by Unidentified Assilant » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:21 pm

Hah, I used to have ones of those, dunno what happened to it though :P
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