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Anonymous
September 9, 2004 1:29:52 PM

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I have an older PC which has gone through several upgrades through the
years. The mouse port on my PC is a serial one (two rows of pins). I
currently have a Microsoft IntelliMouse (several years old) which has a PS/2
end on in. This mouse works on my PC through a PS/2 - serial adaptor.

However, the left mouse button is beginning to fall apart, so I decided to
replace it with a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse. This mouse comes with a
USB end on it, with an adapter to convert it to PS/2. So, I hooked it up
(that's right - two adapters - USB - PS/2 - Serial) and I quickly discovered
that the mouse will not work in this manner.

I would like to know why my old mouse (PS/2) worked fine through the
adaptor, but the new one (advertised as USB and PS/2) does not.

Is this mouse available with a serial end on it? I do not have USB or PS/2
on my PC. What are my options (other than the obvious "buy a new PC"
solution)

Thanks,
Brad
September 9, 2004 1:29:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hi,

It is quite simple to solve your problem.
Buy a PCI USB card, around $10.-

BTW, how old is your PC?
My 7 years old PC already had PS/2 port and I use it for my MS wireless
optical mouse without any problem.

Peter


"Brad Mann" wrote:

> I have an older PC which has gone through several upgrades through the
> years. The mouse port on my PC is a serial one (two rows of pins). I
> currently have a Microsoft IntelliMouse (several years old) which has a PS/2
> end on in. This mouse works on my PC through a PS/2 - serial adaptor.
>
> However, the left mouse button is beginning to fall apart, so I decided to
> replace it with a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse. This mouse comes with a
> USB end on it, with an adapter to convert it to PS/2. So, I hooked it up
> (that's right - two adapters - USB - PS/2 - Serial) and I quickly discovered
> that the mouse will not work in this manner.
>
> I would like to know why my old mouse (PS/2) worked fine through the
> adaptor, but the new one (advertised as USB and PS/2) does not.
>
> Is this mouse available with a serial end on it? I do not have USB or PS/2
> on my PC. What are my options (other than the obvious "buy a new PC"
> solution)
>
> Thanks,
> Brad
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 9, 2004 1:29:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

You will be hard pressed finding a serial mouse. As far as I know they don't
make them anymore.

"Brad Mann" wrote:

> I have an older PC which has gone through several upgrades through the
> years. The mouse port on my PC is a serial one (two rows of pins). I
> currently have a Microsoft IntelliMouse (several years old) which has a PS/2
> end on in. This mouse works on my PC through a PS/2 - serial adaptor.
>
> However, the left mouse button is beginning to fall apart, so I decided to
> replace it with a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse. This mouse comes with a
> USB end on it, with an adapter to convert it to PS/2. So, I hooked it up
> (that's right - two adapters - USB - PS/2 - Serial) and I quickly discovered
> that the mouse will not work in this manner.
>
> I would like to know why my old mouse (PS/2) worked fine through the
> adaptor, but the new one (advertised as USB and PS/2) does not.
>
> Is this mouse available with a serial end on it? I do not have USB or PS/2
> on my PC. What are my options (other than the obvious "buy a new PC"
> solution)
>
> Thanks,
> Brad
>
>
>
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Anonymous
September 9, 2004 3:12:02 PM

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I can't remember how old it is, but I am still using the case from my old
486-66. Really quite antiqicated.

I will try and locate a PCI USB. But first I will need to make sure I have
an open PCI slot.

Thanks for the tip

"Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3F6A0023-DB70-4914-BF82-695784198A9D@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> It is quite simple to solve your problem.
> Buy a PCI USB card, around $10.-
>
> BTW, how old is your PC?
> My 7 years old PC already had PS/2 port and I use it for my MS wireless
> optical mouse without any problem.
>
> Peter
>
>
> "Brad Mann" wrote:
>
> > I have an older PC which has gone through several upgrades through the
> > years. The mouse port on my PC is a serial one (two rows of pins). I
> > currently have a Microsoft IntelliMouse (several years old) which has a
PS/2
> > end on in. This mouse works on my PC through a PS/2 - serial adaptor.
> >
> > However, the left mouse button is beginning to fall apart, so I decided
to
> > replace it with a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse. This mouse comes
with a
> > USB end on it, with an adapter to convert it to PS/2. So, I hooked it up
> > (that's right - two adapters - USB - PS/2 - Serial) and I quickly
discovered
> > that the mouse will not work in this manner.
> >
> > I would like to know why my old mouse (PS/2) worked fine through the
> > adaptor, but the new one (advertised as USB and PS/2) does not.
> >
> > Is this mouse available with a serial end on it? I do not have USB or
PS/2
> > on my PC. What are my options (other than the obvious "buy a new PC"
> > solution)
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brad
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
September 9, 2004 4:42:16 PM

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Brad Mann wrote:

> I can't remember how old it is, but I am still using the case from my old
> 486-66. Really quite antiqicated.
>
> I will try and locate a PCI USB. But first I will need to make sure I have
> an open PCI slot.
>
> Thanks for the tip
>
> "Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3F6A0023-DB70-4914-BF82-695784198A9D@microsoft.com...
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>It is quite simple to solve your problem.
>>Buy a PCI USB card, around $10.-
>>
>>BTW, how old is your PC?
>>My 7 years old PC already had PS/2 port and I use it for my MS wireless
>>optical mouse without any problem.
>>
>>Peter
>>
>>
>>"Brad Mann" wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have an older PC which has gone through several upgrades through the
>>>years. The mouse port on my PC is a serial one (two rows of pins). I
>>>currently have a Microsoft IntelliMouse (several years old) which has a
>>>
> PS/2
>
>>>end on in. This mouse works on my PC through a PS/2 - serial adaptor.
>>>
>>>However, the left mouse button is beginning to fall apart, so I decided
>>>
> to
>
>>>replace it with a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse. This mouse comes
>>>
> with a
>
>>>USB end on it, with an adapter to convert it to PS/2. So, I hooked it up
>>>(that's right - two adapters - USB - PS/2 - Serial) and I quickly
>>>
> discovered
>
>>>that the mouse will not work in this manner.
>>>
>>>I would like to know why my old mouse (PS/2) worked fine through the
>>>adaptor, but the new one (advertised as USB and PS/2) does not.
>>>
>>>Is this mouse available with a serial end on it? I do not have USB or
>>>
> PS/2
>
>>>on my PC. What are my options (other than the obvious "buy a new PC"
>>>solution)
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Brad
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 10, 2004 12:37:56 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

All the current Microsoft mice are designed only to work with PS/2 or USB.
Most of their competitor's mice (that are currently out) are similar.

If a device is not designed to work in a certain port, you cannot cobble
together adapters of your choosing to make it fit into a socket that it
wasn't designed for.



--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

"Brad Mann" <bmann22222@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o IXn5lnlEHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I have an older PC which has gone through several upgrades through the
> years. The mouse port on my PC is a serial one (two rows of pins). I
> currently have a Microsoft IntelliMouse (several years old) which has a
> PS/2
> end on in. This mouse works on my PC through a PS/2 - serial adaptor.
>
> However, the left mouse button is beginning to fall apart, so I decided to
> replace it with a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse. This mouse comes with
> a
> USB end on it, with an adapter to convert it to PS/2. So, I hooked it up
> (that's right - two adapters - USB - PS/2 - Serial) and I quickly
> discovered
> that the mouse will not work in this manner.
>
> I would like to know why my old mouse (PS/2) worked fine through the
> adaptor, but the new one (advertised as USB and PS/2) does not.
>
> Is this mouse available with a serial end on it? I do not have USB or PS/2
> on my PC. What are my options (other than the obvious "buy a new PC"
> solution)
>
> Thanks,
> Brad
>
>
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