Connecting PS/2 Keyboard to Mac Mini

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

  1. sebisworld macrumors 6502

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    Hello,
    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?

    Sebastian
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    "accidentally" knock the scanner off the desk?
     
  3. unfaded macrumors 6502

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    Tell them that times have changed since 1950.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    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

    dubbz

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    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

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    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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