PS2 to USB

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Old 10-10-05, 11:36 PM
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PS2 to USB

OK I have a PS2 keyboard and mouse (all in one) and I would like to convert it over to USB, does anyone know if this is possible to do, if so do you have a wiring diagram? Now I know you can buy adapters to do this, but I would really like to see if I can do it first
 
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Old 10-11-05, 04:51 AM
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Buy an adapter. You can't do it cheaper than you can buy an adapter.
 
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Old 10-11-05, 08:36 AM
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Yeah I know I can get the adapter for about $5, but I would rather just do it on my own. Is there a way to cut the ps/2 end off and wire a usb end on?
 
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Old 10-11-05, 09:35 AM
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Highly recommend buying the adapter. $5 + 30 seconds and WALA! By the time you get done cutting off connectors, figuring out what wire goes where and performing micro soldering (not to mention your sanity) it worth the $5.

Good luck, dont blow out that UART.
 
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Old 10-12-05, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by griffelkin2002
Yeah I know I can get the adapter for about $5, but I would rather just do it on my own. Is there a way to cut the ps/2 end off and wire a usb end on?
Unless the combo specifically says it is USB compatible, the adapter isn't as simple as a wiring adapter, which the cheap adapters are, but a more complex protocol adapter.
 
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Old 10-12-05, 09:39 AM
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It may be prudent advice, saying "buy an adapter, don't do it yourself" but isn't the point of this place to do it yourself?

Perhaps he should decide whether he should wire it himself or buy a new part. Perhaps everyone else should try to answer his question about how he can do it himself (I know that's bad grammar, but it's an intentional play upon the title of this website).

Ack. I apologize for this little tirade. I visit this place for advice/information/details on how proceeding with a particular idea of mine may play out, and it's frustrating when I don't get anything of the sort, rather, I get "pay someone else to do it."

Obviously, this steers the thread towards a fundamental discussion of what "good advice" is, and is far off-topic. As such, I'll refrain from further comment on the issue.
 

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The fact is, for most people, building an adapter is beyond the scope of the computer section here.
 
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Just for fun today, I DID IT MYSELF, I tried connecting a PS/2 keyboard to a system via a PS/2 to USB adapter and it did not work. I also tried connecting the same type of keyboard device but it was USB using a USB to PS/2 connector and it did not work either. I tried the same using 2 different mice also. I had never done this before but was under the impression it would work. I am at a loss. as anyone ever successfully done this with a keyboard or mouse?

Sorry, I guess the WALA was on me.
 
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Old 10-13-05, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Death Touch
Just for fun today, I DID IT MYSELF, I tried connecting a PS/2 keyboard to a system via a PS/2 to USB adapter and it did not work. I also tried connecting the same type of keyboard device but it was USB using a USB to PS/2 connector and it did not work either. I tried the same using 2 different mice also. I had never done this before but was under the impression it would work. I am at a loss. as anyone ever successfully done this with a keyboard or mouse?

Sorry, I guess the WALA was on me.

I Tried it a long time ago on a old computer and had power but computer said it couldnt install
 
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As classicsat stated, the device must be designed for this or it won't work.
 
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Old 10-17-05, 11:49 AM
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Yes, the devices needs to be PS2/USB combo (as my optical mouse is), for you to use the simple green or purple USB adapters.

If they are PS2 only devices, you need a convertor adapter which has a small box with electronics and 2 PS/2 sockets.

This same type of argument went on 10 years or so ago when PS2 and serial mice and combose thereof, were common.
 
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