Jump to content
Macro Express Forums

Off topic question, partly

Recommended Posts

This is a little off topic, but there are some smart people here so I'm going to ask anyway.


I have an ancient but wonderful MCK-142 programmable keyboard. It has 24 programmable keys, call them PK1 through PK24. No special drivers or software are used with the keyboard -- all the programming is done on the keyboard itself and stored internally.


I used the keyboard with Macro Express by programming keys to activate macros. For example, PK1 might be programmed to send sequence Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F1. Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F1 would run a macro. It was just easier to do a single keystroke than a four-key combination.


Anyhow, the keyboard has an AT connector plug, then an AT-to-PS/2 converter cable, and it always worked fine with my old computer's PS/2 keyboard socket. My new PC has no PS/2 socket, so I daisy-chained a PS/2-to-USB converter onto the cable. So now it is AT-to-PS/2-to USB. It works fine for anything I physically type. However, when I activate one of the programmed keys, garbage data goes to the PC and indicator lights on the keyboard go off.


I have a feeling that maybe USB can't handle the AT scan codes sent by the keyboard. But then why would manually-typed character work? I have no clue where else to look to fix it. Suggestions gratefully accepted.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...