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first of all they feel different. not sure how to explain it.

2ndly they have different cords. and i hhave some questions

but first pix.

ibm model m.











now the chicony





ok. so question time. first of all with the ibm. what type of connection is that and can i get an adapter/rig something up to use it.

2ndly anyone know info about the chicony one. ive rly no clue about it. it has an at adapter.

so enjoy my pics and feel free to answer my questions comment. sure there will be some rep handed out for this
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post #2 of 15
that's an RJ45 or similar and AFAIK you can't get an adapter. Looks like it has an integrated speaker for moar clicks though!
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that's an RJ45 or similar and AFAIK you can't get an adapter. Looks like it has an integrated speaker for moar clicks though!
yes, it does appear to be an rj45 jack and i kinda thought that was a speaker on it. now the question is why does a keyboard have an rj45 jack and a speaker on it.
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The model m is a terminal keyboard. I think you can switch some stuff around to make it work but from what I've read it's not that easy and not really worth it. I would just google around.
 
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post #5 of 15
I haven't seen a Chicony KB-5961 before. Would you mind lifting off one of the keycaps? Be careful!
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Pretty sure that is a terminal keyboard. Might be a pita to mod to work with ps/2, check geekhack forums.
    
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I haven't seen a Chicony KB-5961 before. Would you mind lifting off one of the keycaps? Be careful!
would love too. i dont have a key puller but ill try my best


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post #8 of 15
Found this.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:7306

Not sure if it is relevant to your specific keyboard, but at least its a place to start.
    
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post #9 of 15
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hmm. its looking like its an rj-11 jack. and there are rj-11 to ps2 adapters. i might be in luck
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