cannoli38 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?
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...
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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