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I just got a Deck Legend and it is currently PS2. I have taken all the screws out and can easily switch the cable to be USB.

However, I am having problems "Clipping out and discarding the 10K Ohm Resistor at W3"

I see W3 there exposed but how am I exactly supposed to remove it from the keyboard?

Please help!
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The correct way would be to desolder it but you could probably just pop it off with some needle nose pliers (as long as you are careful not to lift any traces). Solder is pretty soft so you could help it along with some side-cuts or something sharp.
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Are you doing this mod just for fun? Seems to me it would have been a lot easier to just get a PS/2 to USB adapter of some sort, assuming the Deck doesn't come with one.
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The correct way would be to desolder it but you could probably just pop it off with some needle nose pliers (as long as you are careful not to lift any traces). Solder is pretty soft so you could help it along with some side-cuts or something sharp.
It is so tiny I don't want to gouge the board by any means. I don't have access to a solder gun/needle so it looks like that is my only option. Again, I don't think I'll be able to side cut it without gouging the board itself.

I'm scared!

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Are you doing this mod just for fun? Seems to me it would have been a lot easier to just get a PS/2 to USB adapter of some sort, assuming the Deck doesn't come with one.
I am doing it because while my main rig has PS2 capability, my Laptop only has USB inputs so I want to make it compatible with either option.
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If you're scared, don't do it and get a $10 Blue Cube... it's not worth messing up a $170 keyboard.
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?tit...o+USB+Adapters
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Well, I used some needle nose pliers and it came off fairly easily. I was super scared and managed to get by doing it.

Thanks tons for your advice.

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Glad it went well.
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Are you doing this mod just for fun? Seems to me it would have been a lot easier to just get a PS/2 to USB adapter of some sort, assuming the Deck doesn't come with one.
The deck doesn't work with them, you have to convert it manually like the OP just did.
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Rather odd Deck design engineering decision there to require clipping a resistor.

And for the lulz this combo works with Filcos (I was doing some NKRO over Blue Cube testing).

Edited by ripster - 5/3/11 at 6:53pm
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