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#1 vickilynne

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 07:32 AM

I recently inherited a packard bell model fda-1021 keyboard but no software. any advice?

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 02:33 PM

What kind of connector is it? PS2 or the older connector (forgot the name)

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 05:03 PM

DIN 5

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Connector Name: DIN 5
Transfer mode: N/A
Sometimes called: old keyboard connector
Number found on a system: 1
IRQ: 1

Quick recognition:On computer: On the keyboard cable this is a larger round connector with bigger pins arranged in a circular fashion. On some older motherboards, this may be the only built-on connector. It is also considered out-of-date. It was replaced by the PS/2 stile connector, which in turn is being phased out by USB.

Normally seen on: Only used on keyboards.

You were right Grinler it is called old connector :thumbsup:

Any keyboard will work if you can connect it. No drivers neccessary for the older ones.

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 10:26 PM

I always called the "Big Style" an at style keyboard... from the old IBM days. The smaller connector was known to me as a ps/2 style connector... same size as your mouse connector. <<< guilty of reversing them from time to time.

I was thinking what you typed was true Leurgy (No driver needed) , but wasn't sure about her model.

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 12:33 AM

Generally the only time you need drivers with keyboards is if they are multimedia kind (which i personally dont like)




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