Keyboard question

  edenworkshops 16:14 PM 17 Feb 12


I want to get another keyboard for my pc, but I am not sure what to ask for, it does not have a usb connection, rather it has a pale purple plug that fits in a matching socket on the back of the pc.

Could someone tell me what this type of keyboard is called please?

Thank you


  birdface 16:28 PM 17 Feb 12

Sounds like you need the PS2 fitting.

  birdface 16:33 PM 17 Feb 12

Is it the same fitting as this.

purple for keyboard green for mouse.

  Sea Urchin 16:34 PM 17 Feb 12

You could buy a USB to PS/2 adaptor as here


but personally I would forget about the PS/2 connection and just buy a USB keyboard

  Ian in Northampton 16:36 PM 17 Feb 12

Buteman is right. You need to ask for a keyboard with a PS2 connector.

  edenworkshops 14:11 PM 18 Feb 12

Thank you

PS2 it is.

Case closed.


  spuds 17:52 PM 18 Feb 12

I was looking at some 'cheapo' keyboards and some not so cheap the other day. Check the boxes, you might find some come with an adapter provided.

The problem that I have found with some adapter's, is that they don't always work?.

  dangerusone 20:58 PM 18 Feb 12

I bought a Medion Wireless Keyboard & Mouse from Aldi a couple of years ago, about £15-00 then. Just popped the USB dongle in the PC and it recognized it straight away. Much more convenient than messing about with wires. No trouble with it, highly satisfied. I think they still have them on sale.


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