Connecting PS/2 Keyboard to Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sebisworld, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. sebisworld macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2003
    I just got a Mac mini for my parents, who i forced to switch from Windows:) Anyway, they got a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, which, after years of abuse, they know and love. It's an old PS/2 modell and it works fine on the Mac via the included PS/2 to USB adapter - unless the computer goes to sleep or is restarted. Every startup, the keyboard has to be unplugged and plugged back in to be recognized. Any ideas?

    And how am I going to tell them that their parallel port scanner (Agfa 1212P) is not going to work anymore?

  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    "accidentally" knock the scanner off the desk?
  3. unfaded macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Tell them that times have changed since 1950.
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Skip the McDonald's for a week, and buy a new Microsoft USB keyboard ...

    A new scanner might mean a little more starvation.
  5. dubbz macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway
    That you should do.

    Even my current Windows box doesn`t have parallel ports. And I`m not sure my last one had it either (don`t remember, didn`t have a need for it).
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    The only reason my windows box still has a parallel port is because of the printer. The next one probably won't (well.. my dad said when the windows machine dies, it's MAC MINI TIME!! I'm saving up for a GIANT magnet).

    Parallel = too old school for my tastes. it's all usb.

    how much is a USB Scanner? $20? Froogle.gooogle it. :)

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