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IBM Clicky Model M Keyboard

My kids have broken the PS2 connector plug I could rewire this on to a new plug But do not now which colour wire. to which pin, can you help.

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  • rusty2718 Jan 02, 2008



    6 PIN MINI-DIN FEMALE (PS/2 STYLE) at the computer.



    is this looking at the back of the connector or the front ?

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Viewing the male connector (on the keyboard or mouse cable), the pinout is:

IBM Clicky Model M Keyboard - mini_din-6_male.gif


In both cases, the pins are normally used as follows:

pin function

1 data (yellow)
2 (reserved)
3 gnd (blk)
4 +5v (red)
5 clock(white)
6 (reserved)
try to interchange wire from pin 1 and pin 5 if doesn't work.

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