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"Permanently" Switching DECK From PS/2 To USB?

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So the geniuses in DECK have made something I really like... a double sided cable. One for USB one for PS/2. Whichever side doesn't plug into the computer plugs into the internals of the keyboard.

(And before you ask YES I tried an adapter, DECK doesn't seem to play nice)

I need to use this on my laptop which doesn't have PS/2.. To convert to USB all I do is switch the cable around and clip out a resistor inside.. Unfortunately to use PS/2 again I'm going to have to re-solder it.

Am I going to regret clipping this? It seems as if ps/2 is dying out considering most new laptops don't have it and a LOT of new motherboards don't support it.
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post #2 of 9
For the love of nKRO don't do it!
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post #3 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
For the love of nKRO don't do it!
I know

But how else would I use my deck with this?

I mean.. I guess if I *REALLY* miss the nKRO and suddenly get a ps/2 computer again I can re-soldier it, right?
Edited by X3NIA - 3/13/11 at 1:39pm
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post #4 of 9
Just do it and move onto USB. 6KRO is more than enough for humanoids. The latency difference hasn't been noticed by anyone and is more a theoretical construct given the multiple abstraction layers in a modern OS.


More on this issue here.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ripster View Post
Just do it and move onto USB. 6KRO is more than enough for humanoids. The latency difference hasn't been noticed by anyone and is more a theoretical construct given the multiple abstraction layers in a modern OS.


More on this issue here.
I did it. RIP NKRO. Sorry I've castrated you poor DECK
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post #6 of 9
Good deal. At least as reversible as a vasectomy if you change your mind.
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post #7 of 9
I wouldn't worry about the NKRO unless you specifically play a game that needs a ton of keys at once. The 6KRO over USB means you can hold ANY combination of 6 keys down, which is good enough for almost everyone.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by X3NIA View Post
It seems as if ps/2 is dying out considering most new laptops don't have it and a LOT of new motherboards don't support it.
Unless you're still using a PS/2 mouse, every motherboard I can think of, no matter how new, still supports PS/2.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
Unless you're still using a PS/2 mouse, every motherboard I can think of, no matter how new, still supports PS/2.
Alas, not true.


Moaning about PS/2 being IRQ driven is like moaning about a BIOS being written in assembler versus UEFI in C.
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