Swapping Keyboard Question

Dell / Rt7d00
September 13, 2009 at 16:12:23
Specs: Macintosh
I want to replace two PS/2 desktop keyboards with
two new PS/2 keyboards (Dell RTD00). Its a Dell
computer and maybe about 5 years old. Since I am
replacing a PS/2 with another one can I just swap
them out (plug n' play) or do I need to do something to
the drivers on the computers?

thanks.


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#1
September 13, 2009 at 16:34:56
Providing they are both designed to be used with the same language it is just a straight swap. Bear in mind that as far as Windows is concerned. UK English and US English are different languages.

Stuart


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#2
September 13, 2009 at 18:24:12
Drivers shouldn't be needed for PS/2 keyboards. But older keyboards (depending on manufacturer--specifically Compaq) may not be compatible. Since your doing a Dell to Dell swap, there shouldn't be any problems...

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#3
September 13, 2009 at 19:15:29
Just one thing to note is that PS/2 isn't really plug and play per say. You shouldn't need to install drivers but you should swap the keyboards when the computer is off, often simply unplugging and reinserting the same keyboard while the computer is on causes the keyboard to stop functioning until a reboot.

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#4
September 13, 2009 at 19:46:54
often simply unplugging and reinserting the same keyboard while the computer is on causes the keyboard to stop functioning until a reboot.

Can also destroy the keyboard controller as well which will necessitate a new motherboard.

Stuart


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#5
September 13, 2009 at 20:02:49
Yup, as mentioned above, Change keyboard while the PC is off.

I dont see you having any problems in this scenario.

Rich Gu


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#6
September 13, 2009 at 20:30:48
Thank you.

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