Posted 04 June 2006 - 03:49 PM
Yes. I attached this USB keyboard, using a 'USB to PS2 adapter', to this computer's PS2 port when the computer was switched off and when I rebooted the keyboard was dead. So I removed the 'adapter' and connected the keyboard to another computer's USB port and it was OK. It has been reconnected to this computer's USB port and I'm using it now. To test this computer's PS2 port an old type keyboard has been connected to it and there has not been a problem. Also, the 'USB to PS2 adapter' has been exchanged for a brand new one and the USB keyboard was still dead.
One further question. When a keyboard is attached to a computer, the computer recognises it, so I'm wondering if I can have a designated USB port for the new USB keyboard and a designated PS2 port for an old PS2 keyboard. Would the computer recognise the two keyboards if I connected them, individually, with a reboot after each keyboard is attached? If I then removed the PS2 keyboard and used the USB keyboard while the empty PS2 port is empty and idle, and a problem occurred, could I could remove the USB keyboard and attach the PS2 keyboard to access the bios setup to change boot order?
I like the new soft-touch USB MicrosoftComfort Curve 2000 keyboard, but I'm thinking I will have return to my old chunky-touch PS2 keyboard.
Thanks for your advice. Perhaps there should be a 'health' warning on new USB keyboard boxes.