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PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« on: August 20, 2010, 09:49:50 am »
What if you want to use a PS/2 keyboard AND PS/2 Mouse, Gigabyte state Keyboard OR Mouse.
Is there an adaptor.


Bill

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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 09:54:38 am »
Hi there,

yes you can buy adaptors that will allow to use a PS2 keyboard and/or mouse on a USB port.
You can also get adaptors that allow USB keyboard or mouse to be used on a PS2 Socket.
You can also get adaptors that allow both your Keybaord and Mouse to use one USB socket but I don't know how good they are and personally I don't think that I would use one like that.

Here's a link for Amazon UK which shows a couple of the options available: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-USB-PS-2-Adapter/dp/B0006BA2SI

hope this helps
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 10:36:18 am »
I had found similar, just changed my search wording to "PS/2 Y splitter" and found this.

http://www.dabs.com/products/startech-com-6--ps2-y-splitter-cable-3ZN3.html

My wife would be most upset if she couldn't use her favourite Mini Keyboard and Touch Pad, it's like a laptop but it's not a laptop.

Bill.

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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 10:39:09 am »
Yes, one of the big problems, when looking for things on the internet is getting the search term right. Pleased you found what you are looking for and I have to agree.........


Keep the wife happy at any cost! :P
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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 10:58:06 am »
Not only is she my wife she is also my Financial Adviser  :o

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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 11:04:45 am »
Poor man........

I know EXACTLY how that feels as I have one too!  :'(
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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 12:21:11 pm »
Don't we all  :'( :'( :'(  My pocket money doesn't go far!
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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2010, 12:36:58 pm »
Pocket money?????

What's that????
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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2010, 12:40:43 pm »
What, don't you get a sixpence on Saturday?
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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2010, 12:57:59 pm »
Only if I .......

Do the Washing Up
Mow the Lawn
Do the Dusting
Vacuum the Carpets
Carry the Shopping
Polish the Shoes
Sharpen all of the pencils
Take the rubbish out

The list is endless and, to be honest, is too much effort just for sixpence.  :'( :'( :'(
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2010, 05:30:40 pm »
Sod the sixpence.
I'm going to make you very envious.
For all the chores I do without question .......... I get ...........



A cup of tea in bed every morning.

Beat that.

Bill.

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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2010, 05:32:03 pm »
What! She gets up before you, that I just can't believe :o
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2010, 05:37:43 pm »
You'd better believe it, she's the best, 38 years of marriage.

And she says YES to new computer building.

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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2010, 05:44:37 pm »
Sounds like the man from DelMonte.  ;D

Seriously 38 years is no mean achievment. We are just coming up to 25 next Tuesday.
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Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
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HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: PS/2 Keyboard OR Mouse
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2010, 05:48:11 pm »
Said in the voice of the famous Eccles:
You're making it up!

Back to own voice
When I said to my wife I'd like her to bring me tea in bed she said: "You can have it in a mug like you normally do!" And won't tell you what she said when I suggested that she brought me a breakfast in bed.  I only suggested it the once and the bruises are only now, beginning to fade and I can still see the stars in front of my eyes and this was 3 years ago!!!

A little bit of advice lads...... Don't marry a woman that knows Origami. :'(

ps you would both have got a lot less for murder you know!!!!
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.