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    Will a PS/2 keyboard to USB adapter work on a PS3?

    Post by WandererReece on Tue May 07, 2013 9:42 am

    I've read some of these adapters work on computers and some don't, but can't find anything about PS3s. Will one of these allow my PS/2 keyboard to work on my PS3?


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    Re: Will a PS/2 keyboard to USB adapter work on a PS3?

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Tue May 07, 2013 9:58 am

    You have ps2 keyboard!!! Been so long since i've seen that one. don't see why it shouldn't work.


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    Post by WandererReece on Tue May 07, 2013 10:13 am

    AnCapaillMor wrote:Don't see why it shouldn't work.

    It's like I posted. Some of these adapters work on PCs and some do not, and a PS3 isn't like a PC. I don't want to buy an adapter just to discover it doesn't work.


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    Post by densetsushun on Tue May 07, 2013 10:17 am

    I doubt it will, as it's mostly a driver issue that prevents it from working on PC's. It's simpler and cheaper to get a cheap USB keyboard anyway.


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    Post by AnCapaillMor on Tue May 07, 2013 10:22 am

    Think i've an adapter and an old ps2 kybd at home, if i do i'll give it a go and let you know how it goes. If not do what den said, you'll get a USB keyboard for sfa these days.
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    Post by WandererReece on Tue May 07, 2013 10:36 am

    densetsushun wrote:It's simpler and cheaper to get a cheap USB keyboard anyway

    Actually, in the area I live it's cheaper to buy an adapter than a keyboard.


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    Post by densetsushun on Tue May 07, 2013 10:40 am

    Check webshops or Amazon, or even eBay, stuff is dirt cheap on the internet.


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    Post by densetsushun on Tue May 07, 2013 10:45 am

    That's disgusting, Capa, and a perfect example of what I mean when I say dirt cheap.


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    Post by AnCapaillMor on Tue May 07, 2013 10:46 am

    Yeah but he can go all die Hard 4.0 with it plus its 8 quid.


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    Post by WandererReece on Tue May 07, 2013 10:49 am

    AnCapaillMor wrote:This.

    I'm old fashioned. I prefer the clicky kind.


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    Post by AnCapaillMor on Tue May 07, 2013 11:05 am

    Splash the cash and get a bluetooth one? got a nice logitech one a few years back for my old phat ps3 for unreal tournament. Still going strong on my 3rd PS3.


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    Re: Will a PS/2 keyboard to USB adapter work on a PS3?

    Post by Conrack on Tue May 07, 2013 12:05 pm

    The PS3 should be able to work with any USB keyboard, I've yet to encounter one that isn't compatible.


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    Re: Will a PS/2 keyboard to USB adapter work on a PS3?

    Post by densetsushun on Tue May 07, 2013 12:22 pm

    Conrack wrote:The PS3 should be able to work with any USB keyboard, I've yet to encounter one that isn't compatible.
    Reece is talking about using an old PS/2 keyboard though and using one of those converter dongles.


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    Re: Will a PS/2 keyboard to USB adapter work on a PS3?

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Tue May 07, 2013 2:11 pm

    Yep it works, tore the place apart looking for an adapter but PS2 kybd works via it.

    this is what i was using but at the price you're better of with a usb kybd, but i still maintain any convertor will do.
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    Re: Will a PS/2 keyboard to USB adapter work on a PS3?

    Post by WandererReece on Wed May 08, 2013 11:57 am

    ^ Thanks, I'll consider it.

    Conrack wrote:The PS3 should be able to work with any USB keyboard, I've yet to encounter one that isn't compatible.

    Thank you captain obvious.


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