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    why does the randymcnally gps use the ps2 port and the serial port. i need to use my ps2 for my keypad. is the ps2 cable for the gps just for power?

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    Yea, it's probably pulling 5v from the keyboard port. Just get a Y-splitter to use your keyboard

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    Or....

    I had the same thing for my old gps,

    I found the pin outs for the ps/2 port and got a connector from radioshack, then I soldered +5 from the PC's PSU onto the proper pins.

    I cant remember the pin outs off the top of my head, but they are pretty easy to find...
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    here's a link to PS2 pinout. http://www.mattman.com/mp3/mouse_ps2.htm
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    i ended up just cuting the ps2 wire and hooking up 5 volts to the red and the ground to the black and it worked.

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    can you give a link to the website for that gps? how much?
    thanks

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    Get it here for $79: (receiver only)
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