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How to: add a PS/2 support

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Is it possible to add a PS/2 support to a kb which doesn't have it natively? When googling stumbled upon several PS/2 to USB convertors (to be connected to a PC motherboard), but none vice versa. KB is Quickfire rapid-i.
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Your post is a bit confusing, are you looking to plug your QFR-I into a PS2 port?

Note if you do that, you're QFRi wouldn't have any backlighting, and I'm unsure if it would even work.Ps2 does not output enough voltage to run a backlit keyboard. the QFRi needs a bit to run the lighting and its programing settings.
post #3 of 8
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That's right, QFRi into PS/2 via an adapter (usb to PS/2 one). PC doesn't see it. The adapter is working correctly, tried to boot PC with my WMO (a USB mouse) and it works, which means that the keyboard doesn't support the interface natively. Would've ordered non-i version, but the updated and localized version isn't available to me.

Hence the question, whether is there a solution that somehow adds compatibility. Regards.
post #4 of 8
Nope, you're out of luck.

Basically, backlit keyboards don't work over PS2

the origianl QFR works just fine over PS2 though.
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Well I hoped to find some kind of an installable module, that does the conversion procedure. Could be that someone somehow somewhere dug something out of the depths of the Internet.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

Nope, you're out of luck.

Basically, backlit keyboards don't work over PS2

the origianl QFR works just fine over PS2 though.

That is unfortunate, I noticed a huge difference in performance and reliability when switching my RK-9000 to PS/2 from USB
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Well I hoped to find some kind of an installable module, that does the conversion procedure. Could be that someone somehow somewhere dug something out of the depths of the Internet.

No, just go buy a regular quickfire rapid.

PS2 will not put out enough power to run a qfri
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it is possible to make your own adapter that can supply more power should be pretty easy to rig something up smile.gif
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