Re: Keyboard? What Keyboard?
At 8:53 AM +0000 6/4/00, Jan M. Dziewulski wrote:
> --On Sunday, June 04 2000, 02:20:47 Jonathan Levi, M.D. wrote:
>> The "small din connectors" you mention (4-pin mini) connect
>> to the Apple Desktop Bus, or ADB;they are the ones for keyboard,
>> monitor and mouse. My monitor and keyboard each have two of
>> these connections as well, giving me multiple configuration
>> options; mine is...
> How do you plug your monitor into a 4-pin mini din?? The monitor
> would plug into an Apple Monitor plug or nowadays, a VGA plug.
> These do *not* resemble the ADB socket...
Good point! My monitor actually had two connections to the computer: the
Apple Monitor cable and an ADB connector cable (which connected indirectly
to the computer via the keyboard). I've now disconnected the ADB cable with
no apparent loss in monitor functionality. Apparently, the two ADB sockets
at the base of my monitor (which was made by Apple and bought by me seven
years ago) are there solely to provide convenient alternate routes for
connecting the mouse and the keyboard.
Thank you for providing that insight after so many years. I guess I must
truly be a dyed-in-the-wool Mac user: learn about the computer by using it,
read the manuals as a last resort only :-)