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    keyboard pin stuck in keyboard PS/2 port

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    by choy.waigiat ·

    One of a keyboard pin is broken and is stuck in the keyboard PS/2 port. Is there a way to remove it from the port?

    thanks and regards,

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    • #3543397

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      by djent ·

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      I usually use a dental pick for the plastic key from PS2 plugs that break.

    • #3543181

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      by thechas ·

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      With the power off, and using a static ground strap, you should be able to CAREFULLY remove the pin.

      Start with fine electronics tweezers.

      Once the pin is out far enough to get a better grip on it, switch to small needle-nose pliers.

      If you cannot get ahold of the pin with tweezers, you might be able to work the pin out with 2 dental picks.

      Chas

    • #3542903

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      by mike o ·

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      You’re probably out of luck, but you can try to cut away some of the plastic around that hole. Scrape away the plastic just deep enough that you can get a grip on it with something, and then just pull it out. A good, sharp knife, like an exacto knife, should do the trick.

    • #3543977

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      by thechas ·

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      Some PS/2 connectors have openings on the back side.

      If so, you may be able to push on the end of the pin from inside the case.

      The entire PS/2 connector can be changed.
      It does require a high quality solder system, and excellent soldering skills.

      For that matter, it may be possible to solder a piece of buss wire to the end of the pin, and pull it out.
      Again, this requires a good electronics solder iron, and good soldering skills.

      Chas

    • #3365111

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      by kpataska ·

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      Solder – but not standard lead/tin. Conductive silver epoxy! No real skill involved other than putting a very tiny drop on the end of any piece of scrap wire of the same size, touching the wires together, allowing proper setting time per instructions and you should have enough strength to remove the pin. It might take a couple of trys, but for someone who hasn’t been schooled in soldering – this is a far better choice!

    • #2737783

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      by bshellenbaum ·

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      a tiny drop of superglue on the end of a stiff wire may do the trick. I’ve used that to pull broken keys out of desk drawers.

    • #2737706

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      by alanthetech ·

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      I just used this method the other day to remove a busted VGA pin from a port.

      Find a thin paper clip. Straighten it out. Get a good pair of wire cutters. You will want to cut the wire at the highest angle you can. Normally you cut the wire at about a 90 degree angle. Try to get it down to about 15-20 degrees. Cut the wire near the tip so you have more wire to hold. The resulting wire should have a point and be VERY sharp (BE CAREFUL). Usually it looks like a serated edge along the “angle” surface. Use it to stab into the pin which are usually hollow. The tip and rough edge gives you some purchase onto the pin. Drag the pin out!

    • #3383772

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      by choy.waigiat ·

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