Originally Posted by dealwithit002
Thanks for the thread, lotta good info
Just one question if you guys don't mind...
I'm looking at the DECK 88 ICE - for gaming, does this support full NKRO over USB or PS2? says you have to mod it for PS2, but if I can just stick w/USB that would be much nicer
Anyone able to link me to the mod required for ps2 to work, if NKRO is not over usb?
NKRO over for Decks is PS/2 only, 6 key over USB. I don't think you can convert the tenkeyless Deck keyboards, as far as I can tell that is only possible on the legends, which have PS/2 as an option at purchase.
From the user manual for the legend, here is how to do the mod though:
The keyboard interface can be changed from PS/2 to USB and vice‐versa. Converting the keyboard from USB to PS/2
is not recommended unless you are competent at de‐soldering electronic components. Please read all instructions
In either case, the keyboard must be disassembled by removing the screws from the bottom side of the enclosure
using the appropriate sized Phillips head screwdriver. After removing the screws, turn the keyboard upright and
carefully separate the top half from the bottom half. Note the routing of the data cord for strain relief purposes so
that it can be routed the same way when the keyboard is reassembled. Also, note the location of the “W3” located
on the printed circuit board above and between the “F4” and “F5” keys.
If converting from PS/2 to USB, unplug the USB end of the data cord from the Type A USB receptacle located at “J2”
and plug the PS/2 end into the 6 pin mini‐DIN female receptacle at “J1”’ which is located above and between the
“F12” and “PrtSc” keys. Then clip‐out and discard the 10K Ohm resistor at “W3”. Reverse the steps to reassemble the
keyboard and follow the USB installation instructions.
If converting from USB to PS/2, unplug and remove the PS/2 end of the data cord from “J1” and plug the USB end of
the data cord into the Type A receptacle which is located at “J2”. If the product uses through‐hole parts, use a
soldering iron and solder removal tool to remove the lead clippings from “W3”. Then solder a through‐hole, 10K,
1/4W, 5% resistor at “W3”. If the product uses surface mount parts, use a soldering iron and solder a surface mount,
10K, 1/8W, 5%, package size 0805 resistor at “W3”. Reverse the steps to reassemble the keyboard and follow the
PS/2 installation instructions.