View Full Version : Hooking up a PS/2 wheel mouse to an AT Mb w/9pin->PS/2 adapter
08-01-2000, 04:49 PM
I have an AT Motherboard. It is a pentium, but it has the old style 5pin DIN for the keyboard and the 9pin serial for the mouse. I bought adapters to convert the PS/2 keyboard and mouse to these old connectors. The keyboard works fine, but WIN98 will not recognize the mouse. I am wondering if the pinouts are proprietary or what?? Also is there a card that can be installed in either an ISA or PCI slot that will then give me the needed PS/2 ports? Do you know where I can get such a thing?
Thanks in Advance!!
08-01-2000, 08:13 PM
What kind of mouse is it? It's probably the mouse. Some mouses don't support the serial conversion route.
08-03-2000, 08:52 AM
The mouse is a Microsoft Wheel Mouse - the manual says it's supposed to work with both PS/2 and 9 pin serial (with adapter).
I tried two dif't adapters thinking that was what was bad. Still wouldn't work. Finally out of desperation to get this back to the customer, I went down to Best Buy and bought a PCI USB Card for $30 http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif and a USB mouse for $20 http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif Got the damn thing to work, but if their are any alternatives to this I could always return that so I can get some profit out of this machine...
You see she had the wheel mouse, I told her that it would work with the motherboard I replaced in her machine. Then it didn't work. And I can't find any 9pin mice these days... Any thoughts anyone?
08-03-2000, 10:15 AM
Actually the microsoft wheel mouse ps/2 does not support an adapter to serial rs-232. BTW, you mentioned this is for a customer? Well just wanted to tell you that, the usb mouse is going to work only in windows. It will not work under dos or safe mode.
[This message has been edited by spigidygak (edited 08-03-2000).]
08-03-2000, 10:55 AM
I'm going in through the DB-9 serial port not the 232. And the manual and box for the MS wheel mouse says it supports it, though it doesn't include the adapter. (even shows a picture of how to plug the PS/2 mouse into the PS/2->DB9F adapter)
I knew the USB mouse wouldn't work with Win95, but I didn't know it wouldn't work in safe mode!
08-03-2000, 04:27 PM
Look for the db-9 driver at ms's page, that's probably your problem then, or hell the win98 disk probably has the driver.
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