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Usb Keyboard To Ps/2 Port Adapter


Anyone know if there is such a thing as a usb keyboard to ps/2 adapter? I have plenty of the usb mouse to ps2 plugs but they don't work on my keybaord.computer store sent me a new keyboard but my kvm switch only has ps/2 plugs on it. I see some on the net but they look just like the ps/2 mouse ones i already have.

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Usb Adapter To Bypass Audio Port

Some time back, i was for some reason or other using a male-to-female audio plug adapter that went between my headphones into my computer's audio port. Unfortunately this adapter had the quirk that the metal part of the male plug was made of a cylinder and a separate end bit which plugged loosely into the cylinder, and was easily broken off. Sure enough, it broke off - while in the computer's audio port. And there it has remained since, wedged in there, nearly impossible to move. Since the end bit is stuck right in the back of the audio port as it would be in normal usage, but slanted, it actually works almost properly. I can use the cylindrical part of the male adapter plug to touch the back of the end bit, and the right channel of the headphones works fine. If i don't plug the headphones into the adapter quite right, i can get the right channel to be repeated, mono-style, in the left channel of the headphones as well. This is actually a stable and working solution, but i'd like to be able to hear in stereo once again. Solution:

To be able to do that, either i have to get the thinnest, flattest pliers in the world and try to pull the end bit out (the accessible part is a fairly small, theoretically grippable cylinder), or i have to find a way to bypass the audio port, preferably using a usb adapter into which i can plug the headphones directly. This computer isn't exactly a new model so i'm hoping for a cheap but good solution; i've done some researching and such adapters seem to cost $100 or more, which is crazy. I'm hoping for a cheaper bypass. But even with such a part, the computer would need to use the usb port instead of the audio port, and i have no idea how to make that happen. Any suggestions?


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The reason for thinking that it maybe because of the quality of the cable is that when i plug in a wired headset to one of the ports, there's a load of interference coming through the earphones - i do not know if this is because there's too much traffic on the cable or the signal gets weak because of the cable length or the lack of any quality. Can the problem be solved if i attach the optional power inlet to the mains?

I hope someone can help please because i rely entirely on this!


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As a bonus, it seems this wire is both plentiful and cheap on ebay (or if you're too lazy you can find it in most office-supply/ electronics stores)

http://store. Palm.com/sm-belkin-usb-sync-charger-for-tungsten-e-zire-72-pi-2165159.html

But you can buy them on ebay if you search specifically for:

"Palm zire usb cable". Tons to be had for $4-5 dollars shipped. Make sure you get the zire 72 or tungsten type and not the wrong type of palm cable. Note: though i already scored the belkin version of this cable, i managed to find on ebay a better retractable version for $4. 50:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ebayisapi.dll?Viewitem&rd=1&item=330200416467&sspagename=strk:mewn:it&ih=014

(Note: still waiting for this one to arrive, but it should fit, and i will update thread if it doesn't fit)

With a retractable version, that means i can charge my kindle anywhere i want, bring a spare charge cable in my pocket to plug into usb, and transfer stuff onto kindle if necessary. This is the specific product i bought for 50 cents (if you want to scrounge around your local staples clearance bins).


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