Keyboard 5 Pin Connections to USB Adaptors

July 28, 2009 at 10:08:22
Specs: windows vista, 2 gb
hi
i use a USB Keyboard with my system. I have 5 old Cherry Keyboards with 5 Pin Connections. I purchased a PS/2 to USB adaptor then realised that I should have purchased a 5 Pin to USB adaptor because I had a 5 pin to PS/2 cable which then had to be connected to the USB adaptor making a 3 cable extension before it reaches the computer. Tried all 4 Cherry 5 Pin Keyboards but Windows says a device has malfunctioned. I know the keyboards work. Should I buy a direct 5 Pin to USB adaptor or should I change some settings in the Keyboard setup in Control Panel? Many thanks for your help. p.s I love my Cherry Keyboards as they are faster (to me)

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#1
July 28, 2009 at 10:46:56
Your keyboard may not function with a USB adapter at all. That said, the adapters seem to be dedicated to brands.

I personally can't remember ever using a PS/2 to USB adapter. Have used the opposite with the above described results. Good luck.


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#2
July 28, 2009 at 11:11:00
So, you're adapting DIN5 to MiniDIN6 and then to USB?

I can't find a DIN5 to USB adaptor anywhere; you have a source for one? That tells me DIN5 to USB may not be a workin' deal.

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#3
July 28, 2009 at 17:31:27
thanks all. maybe i should email Cherry and ask their opinion. I would have thought there would be a DIN5 to USB on eBay or manufactured by someone. Anyway thanks for your responses. I'll keep trying until I hopefully get some success. Thanks. Danny1234

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#4
July 28, 2009 at 18:06:28
Look at these two links. Seem to have DIN 5 to mini din. Then you could use mini din to USB.

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#5
July 28, 2009 at 20:48:31
DIN 5 to mini din then mini din to USB.

Have had some success, but it doesn't work on all computers....
and with all keyboards. Even the mini din to USB. can be a crap shoot depending on the keyboard.


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#6
July 29, 2009 at 04:43:12
Sorry, I forgot to place the links. There is actually one place that seems to have two adapters that may get the job done. Both are on the same page but I am including a second link directly to the PS/s to USB.

http://www.qualitycables.com/Catego...

http://www.qualitycables.com/USBG-1...


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