Sun Keyboard on a PC

Sun Microsystems/SunFire
April 13, 2008 at 13:21:52
Specs: Solaris 10 x86, Dual AMD Opteron/2048MB

Hi there! I just received a gift from my friend--a Sun keyboard and mouse. I really like the layout/feel of the keyboard and want to you it with my computers (using a KVM switch actually).

Upon researching the keyboard (it's a type 6 with a Crossbow mouse), I found that the connector is called an 8 pin mini-DIN. It looks like a PS/2 connector. That is my problem--I have no computers that use the connector on this keyboard.

I tried looking for adapters but have yet to find one. As I said, I'd really like to use it and was wondering how to connect it to my PS/2 KVM switch.

FYI: the keyboard was bought brand new on eBay fo $50 USD and non-returnable. I am willing to pay for an adapter to get this to work.

Thanks so much for any help!

--Sir Hackalot

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April 13, 2008 at 14:19:03

Look at the link below. They seem to make custom cables.

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April 13, 2008 at 14:22:56

I'll try and give them a call tomorrow, but just the look of it it may cost more than the keyboard itself!

--Sir Hackalot

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April 13, 2008 at 14:34:12

This one may do the job. First one on top left.

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April 13, 2008 at 14:40:33

It looks proming! i sent an email to them asking about it's applicability to my situation. I'll let you know when I hear from them.

--Sir Hackalot

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April 13, 2008 at 19:45:21

OtheHill's suggestion looks nice.

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