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PS/2 keyboard to USB Adapter not working

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April 16, 2013 1:40:15 PM

Please folks I really need help on this. I have a computer Lenovo with Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. I bought an Adapter PS/2 to USB for my Keyboard but with so many temptations over and over my computer doesn't recognize it.

Please any one can help me? Maybe there is some drivers that need to be installed.

Thank you.
a b $ Windows 7
April 16, 2013 1:42:20 PM

There shouldn't be any drivers as those work on a plug n' play basis.

Try using different USB ports. Sometimes that kick starts it. Try further testing it on another system if possible and if it fails on both systems then the adapter might be hosed.
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April 16, 2013 1:49:47 PM

I found this @ clickykeyboards.com
Answer: The vast majority of commonly available ps2 to USB converters are simple passive ADAPTERS that simply change the plug shape to match the outlet. These ADAPTERS only function to connect the ps/2 wires to the approximate USB wires. Simple ps/2 to USB adapters do not use specific software drivers.

In general, most users having trouble connecting their keyboard to newer computers are looking for a ps/2 to USB signal CONVERTER. These devices use an integrated circuit (pre-programmed chip) to actively translate the ps/2 keyboard signal and convert it into a USB keyboard signal.

This allows the vintage ps/2 keyboard to be automatically recognized by the operating system as if it were a standard, modern USB keyboard. A well-designed active ps/2 to USB converter will use the built-in operating system drivers for a USB keyboard (for example in Microsoft Windows XP, kbdclass.sys and kbdhid.sys).
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg4874...
Hope this helps ya..
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April 16, 2013 6:59:57 PM

Would be a lot less hassle to just get a USB keyboard, the converters do not work well, and a good quality one would be as much as a new keyboard.
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May 18, 2013 3:05:47 PM

depends on what type of keyboard is being used. if they have a classic ibm model m or the like then its well worth the investment.

if you have a ps2 port on your pc use that instead.

if you dont and have a nice keyboard like i said before you need the adapter that was mentioned.

if you have a crappy keyboard which doesnt work with a ps2 to usb then just buy a new usb keyboard as hangthe9 said.
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