HP-HIL keyboards with PS/2 connectors

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Fri Aug 26 11:34:04 CDT 2016

In a message dated 8/26/2016 8:51:16 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
phb.hfx at gmail.com writes:

On 2016-08-26 12:37 PM, Eric Christopherson wrote:
> Years  ago I bought two HP 9000/715s. I've barely done anything with them,
> so  I don't remember for sure if they even came with keyboards. That  
> keyboards are supposed to be HP-HIL, and I know there was a  breakout box 
> use a PS/2 *connector* on such a keyboard; but I'm  wondering about the
> particulars of that.
> I have run  across one HP keyboard in my stash, which has a PS/2 
> It  only partially works on a PC -- certain keys don't register at all.  
> I'd like to know is: is it certain that this is just a broken  beige box 
> keyboard? The alternative I'm pondering is that it's  really an HP-HIL
> keyboard with a PS/2 connector that just  coincidentally seems to 
> work on a PC. That's unlikely, I  know, but I just want confirmation to 
> it out.
It is  probably just a broken PC keyboard the communication protocols on 
PS/2 and  HP-HIL are very different.

and.... the  HP HIL  keyboad has a TOTALLY  different   connector also...

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