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Question: Do I need a keyboard driver - IBM Thinkpad 600x/Win 98

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Lidya, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Lidya

    Lidya Guest

    I just bought an inexpensive keyboard (Memorex TS1 100) to use for my
    IBM Thinkpad 600X. However, when I plug it into the back of my
    laptop, it doesn't respond.

    Do I need some sort of driver, and if so, which one?

    They keyboard says System Requirements:

    1) IBM PC or compatible
    2) Compatible with Windows 95/98/2000/NT/4.0/ME/XP (I have win 98)
    PS/2 Port (does the Thinkpad 600X have this??)

    If this is the wrong keyboard, does anyone have suggestions about
    which one will work with my laptop?


    Lidya, Jul 20, 2003
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    Joe McArthur Guest

    (Lidya) wrote in
    Nope. You just need a keyboard 'Y' adapter to interface between the PS/2
    port on the back of your laptop and your external keyboard. I bought mine
    at a Best Buy store, but I'm sure they are readily available at other
    places as well.

    Joe McArthur, Jul 22, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    I have tried a generic "Y" adapter that I bought for $1.99 but it did
    not work. The correct part is the PS/2 IBM part #54G0441
    Keyboard/Mouse Splitter. It retails for an unbelievable $54, though
    if you do a search on the Internet for the part # you can find it as
    low as $35 or so.

    There may be some generic Y adapters that will work, but the one I
    tried did not.

    Mike, Jul 28, 2003
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