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USB to PS2 problems
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Roy
2015-04-04 06:06:20 UTC
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I have some old equipment that needs a mouse with PS2 connection. When
USB mice became popular they were shipped with a USB to PS2 adapter.
This worked great for years.

My old mouse (Logitech BJ58) started having problem so I got a new
Logitech M100 mouse. It came without an adapter but I have plenty so I
just used one that I had. The bad news is that the mouse lights up but
it doesn't move the pointer. If I plug the mouse into a computer via
USB, things work so the mouse isn't dead.

Any ideas or should I buy another mouse from a different vendor?
sms
2015-04-04 08:55:46 UTC
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Post by Roy
I have some old equipment that needs a mouse with PS2 connection. When
USB mice became popular they were shipped with a USB to PS2 adapter.
This worked great for years.
My old mouse (Logitech BJ58) started having problem so I got a new
Logitech M100 mouse. It came without an adapter but I have plenty so I
just used one that I had. The bad news is that the mouse lights up but
it doesn't move the pointer. If I plug the mouse into a computer via
USB, things work so the mouse isn't dead.
Any ideas or should I buy another mouse from a different vendor?
What I recall is that not all mice have the circuity inside that let
them use one of those adapters (which apparently is just a plug adapter
and has no USB-PS2 circuit inside).

I have purchased PS/2 optical mice from Weird Stuff in Sunnyvale. For
some reason they keep these behind the counter. IIRC they were $4-5 and
they had two or three different models. Not on their web site. This was
less than a year ago, so they still probably have some (they were not
flying off the shelf).
David Kaye
2015-04-04 11:01:59 UTC
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I have purchased PS/2 optical mice from Weird Stuff in Sunnyvale. For some
reason they keep these behind the counter. IIRC they were $4-5 and they
had two or three different models. Not on their web site. This was less
than a year ago, so they still probably have some (they were not flying
off the shelf).
Also, places such as Big Lots, the store that sells discontinued stuff, has
always had PS/2 mice. Usually no more than $5 to $8.




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