I had a older keyboard where I cut the attachment end off and tried to splice it to a newer keyboard that had a P2 connection.
I needed the older pin connector.
Being an old wireman in the military I figured this would be a snap.
Got it all stripped and wired red to red, green to green and so on . . .
However, there was one white on one cord and a brown one on the other.
A ground wire was also there so I spliced those two together and commenced to wire the white to the brown being very skeptical about doing this.
Plugged in the hybrid keyboard into and older computer using the older connection and my machine would not boot.
I keep getting the message that the computer can not find the keyboard re: keyboard error or no keyboard present.
I can not get into the bios to set the computer to read my boot up disk as even that requires a keystroke.
Is there a way around this or did I fry the board at the keyboard port?
Thanks folks for all of your talents.