View Full Version : DB25 mouse - do they still exist?
10-31-2005, 05:49 PM
A piece of equipment at my work is so old it uses an old DB25 mouse, which unfortunately has broken. I am trying to find a new one or even a used one in order to continue using the equipment. I can't seem to find one by doing a google search, but was thinking about fashioning one using a couple of adapters. Before I do that, have any of you seen a DB 25 mouse at a store lately? Would a place like Fry's carry a mouse like that?
10-31-2005, 07:12 PM
Is it possible to use a 9-pin serial mouse with a 9-pin to 25-pin adapter?
Edit: I reread you post and you've thought of that already. oops! :halo:
10-31-2005, 07:30 PM
I think that is probably the best idea Kevster. I was thinking about using a db25 male to db9 female adapter and then just a standard 9-pin serial mouse. That should work don't you think?
10-31-2005, 08:20 PM
i just threw 2-3 of those out like 2 weeks ago
10-31-2005, 08:42 PM
Fry's probably has them. If not, they for sure carry the adapter.
10-31-2005, 10:16 PM
Thanks kgsilvas. I will check out Fry's tomorrow.
11-01-2005, 10:02 AM
If not Fry's check some other local tech shops. They usually carry them b/c there is still a *lot* of hardware out there that doesn't use PS/2. Its more of a specialty item nowadays, so they have been relegated to these local shops.
11-01-2005, 02:01 PM
I went to Fry's and bought a DB25 to DB9 adapter, then I bought a mouse that had PS/2 to DB9 adapter in the box. I connected it, and it is working like a charm. Total cost $14. Thanks for everyone who helped me figure this out!
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