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keyboard pin stuck in keyboard PS/2 port

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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by djent In reply to keyboard pin stuck in key ...

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

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The pin is stuck all the way inside the hole. Still possible to remove it?

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by TheChas In reply to keyboard pin stuck in key ...

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

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by choy.waigiat In reply to

The pin is stuck all the way inside the hole. Still possible to remove it?

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by Mike O In reply to keyboard pin stuck in key ...

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.

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by TheChas In reply to keyboard pin stuck in key ...

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

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by kpataska In reply to keyboard pin stuck in key ...

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!

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