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PS2/USB Adapter Question

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    Hi all, quick question about PS2/USB Adapter.

    My CPU packed in, so I want to play some games on my laptop over the summer, however playing games on my laptop keyboard isn't very good!

    I want to plug in the keyboard from my CPU into my laptop but it has one of those old-style connections (the green one - I think this is ps2?)..

    To solve this issue do I simply need to purchase a PS2/USB Adapter?

    I found this cheap one on amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/NEWLink-USB-...8715485&sr=1-2), is this good enough?

    Help appreciated. Thanks.
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    EDIT: Apparantly I was wrong. It will not work. Only if your laptop accepts PS/2 signal will it work.
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    EDIT: Apparantly I was wrong. It will not work. Only if your laptop accepts PS/2 signal will it work.
    This is correct. Those adapters don't actually change the signal, so it's up to the device it's being plugged into to offer legacy support. You might be lucky, but it all depends on the laptop.
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    EDIT: Apparantly I was wrong. It will not work. Only if your laptop accepts PS/2 signal will it work.
    (Original post by Dez)
    This is correct. Those adapters don't actually change the signal, so it's up to the device it's being plugged into to offer legacy support. You might be lucky, but it all depends on the laptop.
    How can I find out if it accepts PS/2 signal? It's a brand new HP laptop (i've only had it for 5 months), i5, 4gb ram etc. The keyboard is about 5-6 years old (Compaq) but still is in good shape.
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    (Original post by Akkuz)
    How can I find out if it accepts PS/2 signal? It's a brand new HP laptop (i've only had it for 5 months), i5, 4gb ram etc. The keyboard is about 5-6 years old (Compaq) but still is in good shape.
    Hmm well if you give me the model number of your laptop I'll try have a google round but I'm not sure.
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    Hmm well if you give me the model number of your laptop I'll try have a google round but I'm not sure.
    Not sure of the exact number but it's Pavilion G6 series.
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    If you find out whether your laptop supports it and it doesn't, you can use an active adapter.
    e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Male-Female-...8717970&sr=1-4

    No idea if it's any good, but it's what you need.
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    (Original post by Akkuz)
    Not sure of the exact number but it's Pavilion G6 series.
    I can't find anything online saying it'll support ps2 so I doubt it.
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    (Original post by tooosh)
    If you find out whether your laptop supports it and it doesn't, you can use an active adapter.
    e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Male-Female-...8717970&sr=1-4

    No idea if it's any good, but it's what you need.
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    I can't find anything online saying it'll support ps2 so I doubt it.
    I think what toosh has suggested is what should work. I think active adapters help solve the signal issue. I'll buy one and check it out in a week or two.

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