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Cicero
15-01-2005, 04:46 PM
Is it possible to get a usb to ps2 adapter?

godfather
15-01-2005, 04:54 PM
A qualified yes and no.

Some mice are supplied with such a converter, but it is designed only to suit that type of mouse and does not "magically" turn a PS2 port into a USB port.

Perhaps if we knew what the reason for the question was, we could be more helpful?

Scouse
15-01-2005, 05:03 PM
Hi Cicero. I may be reversing your request, but I recently bought from DSE a USB 2.0 dock + PS/2 Converter. :cool:

Cicero
15-01-2005, 05:07 PM
A qualified yes and no.

Some mice are supplied with such a converter, but it is designed only to suit that type of mouse and does not "magically" turn a PS2 port into a USB port.

Perhaps if we knew what the reason for the question was, we could be more helpful?

My keyboard came with a usb connection.We have spoken of this before,it means if I have to use Goback,I have to drag out an old ps2 board.
You will remember the usb board doesn't become alive till boot up complete,by which time Goback has long gone.

Cicero
15-01-2005, 05:16 PM
Hi Cicero. I may be reversing your request, but I recently bought from DSE a USB 2.0 dock + PS/2 Converter. :cool:
Thanks Scouse,you will see above my requirements.
For some reason GF wants me to convert a ps2 into a usb,never heard of that before,Have you?

godfather
15-01-2005, 05:48 PM
Reverse logic, depends on which "direction" you view the matter.

If your keyboard was capable of running from PS2 or USB it should have been supplied with a USB to PS2 adapter (or, from the other viewpoint a PS2 to USB adapter).

Many are, certainly a couple here are interchangeable and came with adapters. But I would only buy a keyboard or mouse that was dual use, as I use a KVM switch that only supports PS2.

So the answer is, if it came with an adapter, then yes. But if it did you would not have been asking this question?

It's not a simple "pin to pin" conversion, the logic levels differ and the electronics in the keyboard have to support either system.

Just buy a new keyboard that has an adapter, as a late Xmas present?

Cicero
15-01-2005, 06:34 PM
Reverse logic, depends on which "direction" you view the matter.

That sounds reasonable.

My intellimouse says it is ps2 and usb compatible,it didn't come with the ps2 do da.
Just looked up the one I would like,$21us in us,$82 DSE,one hates to be charged to much.

george12
15-01-2005, 06:41 PM
$82?

But it comes with $3 ball mice.....

Just go buy a mouse that has one, shouldn't be more than $15.

$82!!!!!!!!! HOW THE HELL does that work?

They like, barely have any circuitry at all.....

George

Cicero
15-01-2005, 06:59 PM
$82?

But it comes with $3 ball mice.....

Just go buy a mouse that has one, shouldn't be more than $15.

$82!!!!!!!!! HOW THE HELL does that work?

They like, barely have any circuitry at all.....

George

My dear George,one is referring to Microsoft Digital Media Professional Keyboard.

tweak'e
15-01-2005, 07:34 PM
My keyboard came with a usb connection.We have spoken of this before,it means if I have to use Goback,I have to drag out an old ps2 board.
You will remember the usb board doesn't become alive till boot up complete,by which time Goback has long gone.

USB keyboard should work before the OS even fires up. check in BIOS that USB keyboard support is turned on.

Cicero
15-01-2005, 09:27 PM
USB keyboard should work before the OS even fires up. check in BIOS that USB keyboard support is turned on.

Do you have a usb keyboard?Have tried to sort out via bios in the past and have been unable to resolve.

ninja
15-01-2005, 09:30 PM
USB keyboard should work before the OS even fires up. check in BIOS that USB keyboard support is turned on.Pretty sure older OS's will have limited support, especially OS independent programs like GoBack/Ghost etc.

Cicero
15-01-2005, 09:49 PM
Pretty sure older OS's will have limited support, especially OS independent programs like GoBack/Ghost etc.

This bios in question.


Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.41
BIOS Date: 02/08/02
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 02/08/2002-VT8366-8233-6A6LVD4EC
OEM Sign-On: None
Chipset: VIA 82C3099 rev 0
Superio: Winbond 697HF rev 6 found at port 2Eh
OS: WinXP SP2
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1533 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 512 MB
Memory Maximum: 768 MB
Memory Slot 01: 256 MB
Memory Slot 02: 256 MB
Memory Slot 03: 0 MB

eSupport.com, Inc.
1-800-800-BIOS (2467)
www.esupport.com