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Hello,

 

Yesterday, as I was looking through my grandparents things, I found this:

 

 

      

 

As you can see, the keyboard layout is a bit unusual, but I was prepared to deal with that as it has Cherry MX Black switches and has double shot injection moulded keys (and it was made back in '86). Unfortunately, Windows has refused to identify the keyboard, and it does not work at all (even through the LEDs are on). Any ideas on how I could get it to work?

 

Thanks!


Edited by Tagkaman - 4/20/13 at 9:48pm
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model? interface? more pics?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Masta Squidge View Post

model? interface? more pics?

 

Sorry, I haven't got the model (the birth sticker must have rubbed off years ago). The interface is AT (I'm using an AT to PS/2 converter). Here are some more and somewhat better pictures:

 

 

 

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post #5 of 20
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Strange development: when the computer is in sleep mode, the modifier keys work (LEDs turn on and off) and a beeb sound is made every time that happens. Still no response in Windows though.

 

Can you help? Reps and more to the answerer!

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In control panel in the keyboard option does the keyboard show up there at all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

In control panel in the keyboard option does the keyboard show up there at all.

Nope.

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No one knows?

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post #9 of 20
the keyboard is plugged into the PS/2 port in the back ?
have you tried using a usb adapter as well ?

have you tried a different operating system such as linux that has different keyboard drivers ?
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Quote:
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the keyboard is plugged into the PS/2 port in the back ?
have you tried using a usb adapter as well ?

 

Yes, the keyboard is plugged in at the back of my computer (the LEDs on the keyboard are on, although they do not change when the accompanying modifier key is pressed). I do not have an AT to USB adapter.

 

Just a question: has someone else with a keyboard as old as this got it working in Windows 7?

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