PS/2 mouse

  planckton 22:42 19 May 2003

I have an old computer using a pc100 super socket 7 mainboard m577.

It has 128 mb of ram and a 300mhz chip. Runs winme

I have purchased a new mouse which is ps/2. The serail to ps/2 adapter i bought with it does not work.

My main board manual says that on the board itself ther is a ps/2 mouse connector and ps/2 mouse pin header. how do i get my mouse to work using these connections?

Thanks in advance


  Lú-tzé 22:58 19 May 2003

How many ps/2 connections do you have? If two, perhaps the mouse and keyboard are in the wrong places.

  DieSse 22:59 19 May 2003

PS/2 to serial adapters only work if the mouse is designed to use one. Mice are normally marked PS/2 or Serial or PS/2/Serial (these come with an adapter).

The easiest thing is to get a serial mouse. The chances of finding the right cable and bracket to use the motherboard PS/2 connector are slim, and it'll probably cost more than a serial mouse anyway!!

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