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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2010
Just received this and given it a quick run on an XP system. Seems to work well but it is missing the '\' (backslash) and '|' (pipe) chars, usually on the key to the left of the Z key on a UK keyboard. I was expecting this as it has been mentioned on reviews of same/similar products.

For everyone else's info, you can generate these chars in Windows by holding down the Alt key and typing the char ASCII code on the num pad (not the main k/b numbers). Ensure num-lock is on. So:

'|' is ALT-124
'\' is ALT-92

Otherwise its excellent and saves me having buy a USB keyboard when I'm working on someone else's system.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The device is truly plug and play - it works transparently to the user and it didn't cost much at all. The adapter occupies one USB slot, and shares it between mouse and keyboard. I've used it with my Mac Mini rather than buy an expensive mouse and keyboard to replace what I already own.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2009
I needed to connect my old keyboard and mouse to a new PC with only a USB connection. This handy little cable did the job with no problem at all. Simply connected up and switched on (PC running XP operating system) and was up and running in minutes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 August 2012
I bought this so I can access the BIOS of my PC because since I installed a SSD the PC boots too quickly for my wireless keyboard to access it, also the new motherboard doesn't have the old legacy PS/2 socket on it so rendering my old wired (standby) keyboards useless until now.

This £1,14 piece of wire has allowed me to use my old keyboards again and get into my PCs BIOS without any hassle, this is the cheapest price I can find anywhere including Ebay where it's an extra £1,35 or more for exactly the same useful item.

So if you have done an upgrade and haven't got the old legacy socket on your new PC but want to keep your old wired keyboard get one of these as at £1,14 it's a no brainer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2011
I needed this unit to get my old Key Tronic keyboard working. Have lived with this product for several months now (daily use). The unit is not that well made. The shell opened up so I wrapped it in masking tape. Problem fixed. The USB connector does not seem to be quite the right size for my (otherwise fine) PC USB connectors. It kept falling out or not connecting. I plugged in a USB extender, and wrapped the connection in masking tape. Problem fixed. The '|' and '\' keys don't work so I use ALT 124 and Alt 92. Problem kind of fixed. The Caps Lock AND Scroll Lock lights don't work but the Num Lock light works most of the time. Not a problem. Otherwise its fine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2012
This device is flimsy - the cover over the soldered joints is quite loose. More importantly the device unreliable. It works OK with one of my computers (not the one I bought it for); it won't work at all with a second computer; and with a third it works for a while and then stops working until the computer is rebooted. So I've stopped using it. Can't be bothered sending it back for the price paid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2010
My father got a new computer, with only USB ports for accessories, but still preferred his Microsoft key board and mouse, with PS2 connectors. This cable solved the problem neatly, and because it is a cable, not an adaptor block, allows the computer to be closer to the wall.
Bottom line: Neat cable, works as advertised.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 December 2012
I have windows 7 and needed a cable so that I could use my trusty ball mouse fitted with a PS2 plug. This cable seemed to fit the bill, but unfortunately my computer refuses to recognize it and I cannot find any drivers on the web. It may well work for other configurations, but not mine.
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on 29 December 2013
Ordered this on Boxing Day and it arrived in the post a couple of days later which is excellent service. It solved my problem, connecting an old but much-loved PS/2 keyboard to a new computer with no PS/2 ports. My OS (Windows 8.1) picked it up immediately with no need for software drivers or changing settings. The price was astoundingly low for what it does.

Caveats -- the case is a bit flimsy so I put a couple of preventative tiewraps around it to prevent it falling apart spontaneously. Other folks have noticed these adaptors don't allow the backslash key to work, same with mine. I have a spare USB keyboard which I can plug in if I need that key but it's not necessary most of the time. There may also be a limit to its n-key rollover capability, something like 6 keystrokes or thereabouts so if you're a fast typist it might drop a character here and there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2012
The adaptor worked straight away to connect my old PS2 keyboard to my Windows 7 / 64 bit notebook. I tried to connect a PS2 mouse but that didn't work - possibly only one can be used at a time. I didn't pursue it as I only wanted it to enable me to use the keyboard. Amazing value!
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