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    Hello all, I am in the process of building a comp. Due to the design of laptop keyboards, one would work perfectly for my comp i am building. I know they are usually attached with ribbons, etc...and it certainly would not have a ps/2 connection, lol...but...is it possible to use these, assuming all the connections were converted over to a ps/2 plug? I dont see any reason why it wouldnt, but as u know there are ALOT of differences between desktops and laptops. I guess the only thing that would be a problem is if the laptop keyboard has some type of driver built into the motherboard. anyway, thx in advance for any tips or comments

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    I tried this once. Apparently, a conversion IS possible, but the wiring schemes are different, thanks in large part to that cot damned ribbon. In the end, it probably isn't worth it, especially since laptop-sized keyboards are already available for PS/2 or USB connections.

    Mini keybaords
    The ALEXIS Project
    MP3---VIDEO---GPS---REARVIEW---OBD---SKINNING
    Color Coding :
    DONE / MOSTLY DONE / BASE FEATURES / WORKING CONCEPT / NO CODE COMPLETED

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    • #3
      You might be better off just getting a regular mini keyboard

      Blast! You beat me to it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cafn8
        You might be better off just getting a regular mini keyboard

        Blast! You beat me to it.
        Studies have shown that caffiene enhances response times. Time to fill that cup yo!
        The ALEXIS Project
        MP3---VIDEO---GPS---REARVIEW---OBD---SKINNING
        Color Coding :
        DONE / MOSTLY DONE / BASE FEATURES / WORKING CONCEPT / NO CODE COMPLETED

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        • #5
          ahh, nice idea..thx for the tip

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          • #6
            Originally posted by deadweasel
            Studies have shown that caffiene enhances response times. Time to fill that cup yo!
            Well, unfortunately it does nothing for search times as I try to find where I saw those keyboards for sale.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ruflyf
              Hello all, I am in the process of building a comp. Due to the design of laptop keyboards, one would work perfectly for my comp i am building. I know they are usually attached with ribbons, etc...and it certainly would not have a ps/2 connection, lol...but...is it possible to use these, assuming all the connections were converted over to a ps/2 plug? I dont see any reason why it wouldnt, but as u know there are ALOT of differences between desktops and laptops. I guess the only thing that would be a problem is if the laptop keyboard has some type of driver built into the motherboard. anyway, thx in advance for any tips or comments
              Gotta agree with weasel and cafn8. I spent a lot of time working on this myself. Finally I just bought a Zippy EL-610 for about $30. Just rip off the exterior case and you've got a laptop keyboard (that glows, incidently) with a PS2 or USB connector already wired on. You can get the non-glow version for about $5 cheaper.
              So far:
              M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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              • #8
                great, was just about to ask ya about removing the case

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