View Full Version : PS2 port help!!!
12-28-2002, 07:56 PM
Here is the thing...I have a regular logitech optical mouse for my computer...one thing it did yesterday was eat hot death. I have come to this conclusion because. When I start up my windows XP...the little red light for the optical mouse does not light up. So I disconnect my mouse from my computer and put it on my laptop. And it works there. So I can gladly say that it's not my mouse with the problem. And when I plug a regular ball mouse to the ps2 port in my computer...the ball mouse works. So What I've come up with...is that the ps2 port on my computer is not giving out any elecrical power. That is the only conclusion I can come up with. Do any of you guys have suggestions? Ideas? Has this ever happened to you? HELP A BRO OUT!!! I'm using my computer without a mouse!!! Thx much guys.
12-29-2002, 10:47 AM
If you put two different ones in the ps2 port and only one does actually work and the other will work in another computer, I do believe that's what I understood. Have you tried going into your device manager and deleting all mouse drivers and then reinstalling them?
12-29-2002, 12:31 PM
regardless of whether its usb or ball, a mouse requires power to work. i dont know if an optical mouse uses more or less power than a ball mouse because leds dont use a lot of power. so if one doesnt work its probably something else. like tom said, check the drivers. i used to have the same problem with a usb ball mouse that i would run through the ps2 port. it wouldnt load up when i booted. i dont suggest this, but i would unplug it and plug it back into the ps2 port. after a clean install of windows the problem was fixed
01-03-2003, 01:16 AM
Well...here's the thing...will the drivers just stop working in the middle of doing a task...like clicking icons and stuff on my desktop...which was what I was doing. I'll try reinstalling all the drivers and deleting. Any other ideas?
01-03-2003, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by Cheesypuff
Well...here's the thing...will the drivers just stop working in the middle of doing a task...like clicking icons and stuff on my desktop...which was what I was doing. I'll try reinstalling all the drivers and deleting. Any other ideas? With computers I've come to the conclusion that anything can happen at any given time and for no logical reason. For example on drivers I have a Microtech scanner that I have to reload the drivers maybe every 10 times I use it, you think they would have an updated fix for this problem. It most likely is having interface problems with another program.
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