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Replacement PS/2 Keyboard to USB Adapter - M/F


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  • Use a PS/2 keyboard with a computer that only has USB ports
  • Please Note: This product is designed as a replacement adapter for keyboards that originally shipped with a PS/2-USB converter. If your product did not ship with a converter, we suggest trying StarTech.com's USBPS2PC instead.
  • 1x PS/2 6-pin Mini-DIN Female connector
  • 1x USB 'A' Male connector
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Replacement PS/2 Keyboard to USB Adapter - M/F + SANOXY® USB to PS/2 Adapter + PS/2 Female to USB Male Adapter
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: StarTech
  • Model: GC46MFKEY
  • Color Name: Violet
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Weight: 0.05 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 0.8 x 7.3 inches ; 0.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009RKLMG
  • Item model number: GC46MFKEY
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 29, 2008

Product Description

GC46MFKEY
Connects a PS/2 keyboard to a USB port on a computer
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Connect A Supported PS/2 Keyboard To The USB Port On Your Computer

The GC46MFKEY PS/2 Keyboard to USB Adapter features a USB-A male connector and a 6-pin (PS/2) female port, allowing you to connect a PS/2 keyboard to a computer through a USB port.

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This product is designed as a replacement adapter for keyboards that originally shipped with a PS/2-USB converter. If your product did not ship with a converter, we suggest trying StarTech.com's USBPS2PC instead.

The StarTech.com Advantage

Use a PS/2 keyboard with a computer that only has USB ports.


Product Features And Applications

  • Connect a PS/2 keyboard to a computer through a USB port
  • One PS/2 6-pin Mini-DIN Female connector
  • One USB 'A' Male connector

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Okay, I'm not a total igit; I know computers.
M&J
I am sorry I bought this adapters, for they did not work: the mouse and keyboard I wanted these adapters for did not work with a new computer, with USB ports.
risolera
This was not an expensive mistake, but delays my application.
L. Tanner

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

626 of 630 people found the following review helpful By David, now in Texas on March 5, 2008
OK, folks, listen up. There are two kinds of USB - PS/2 adapters. There's this kind, which simply changes one plug for another. It doesn't do any signal processing at all - it's just a dumb plug changer. For most of you, this will not work, because in order to use a PS/2 keyboard with a USB plug in the back of your computer, your adapter needs to change the signal somewhat. That's why you see the more expensive adapters - about $12 to $15. Those have circuitry inside them that actually changes the PS/2 output of your keyboard into a signal that the USB input of your computer will recognize. I learned this the hard way, too.
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170 of 173 people found the following review helpful By P. Flynn on September 24, 2006
The description here does not tell the whole story. The manufacturer's website states:

"This product is designed as a replacement adapter for keyboards that originally shipped with a PS/2 to USB converter. If your product did not ship with a converter, we suggest trying a USBPS2PC instead."

I believe this is why the other reviewers are complaining that the product doesn't work. I'm going to buy the "USBPS2PC", which I also found on Amazon (product number B00028OP2Y).
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By R. Peters on June 15, 2007
These PS2-USB "adapters" are the worst thing to ever come from mankind. Why? All they do is switch over wires to a different plug. They do not "magically" make ps2 products usb compatible or the other way around. Almost never in the product description is this told. Many people have bought these to be very disappointed that they don't work. On the other hand, if you know you have a compatible keyboard, they work well. Make sure your keyboard states it's compatible with usb-ps2 adapters before buying an adapter! The work of actually converting formats is done by the keyboard, not the "adapter".
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Cheng Huang on August 2, 2006
When plugged into an USB port, windows XP complains that the device cannot be recognized. I tried both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports on an old compaq presario and new dell computers. The same problem.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ksdust on October 11, 2007
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I should have paid more attention to the reviews as this didn't work for me, either. I got the same message, doesn't recognize usb. I don't know if there could be a driver for this. I don't think the product is necessarily defective, it just doesn't work with Windows XP.
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful By R. Schmidt on January 12, 2011
You can't simply plug a PS/2 keyboard into a USB port, unless the computer is smart enough to understand how to deal with the signals coming from the PS/2 device. Sure, some computers can do it, and so you would use this adapter. But it's not a converter, and does not claim to be one. It cannot do magic.

If you bought it and it doesn't "work", you should have done your research. It doesn't make sense to me to simply jump on Amazon and order something without knowing whether it's what you need. I don't think it's fair to give one star and complain. The product does exactly what it's supposed to do. All you had to do was Google "how to connect a PS/2 keyboard to a USB port" or something before clicking "Add to Cart".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By amznbuyer on January 4, 2011
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When I bought it, said it works with keyboards that were shipped originally with an adapter like this one. Mine was. I have the old school Dell keyboard shipping with my original Dell computer (free keyboard?), and this adapter did not work. Got the same error messages on my Windows -> Unknown device.

Can I say I love Amazon though?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By William Eisenhauer on November 22, 2011
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Unless you literally lost something that looks just like this item...then this is not the adapter you are looking for. It is and does exactly what it says it does, which is why I give it 5 stars. However, unless the cat kicked one of these into the heater vent, your kid threw one of these down the toilet, or you vacuumed one up then I can almost guarantee this is not what you really want.

If you are an old skool keyboard junky that likes the clicky-clacky of the the old style keyboards, then you need to have something that actually translates the signals. This is just a wire pass through adapter. IT does its job well and the description says what it is "Replacement". If you never had one, then you aren't replacing anything now are you?

Think of it this way, plugging a Stereo Audio RCA cable into the Composite Video RCA slot on the back of your TV doesn't magically give you the Music Videos now does it?

What you probably really want, which also works perfectly is PS2 Keyboard To USB Adapter
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