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Posted on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 7:42 pm:   

how does one tell the difference between a ps2 mouse port and a ps2 keyboard port? new keyboard won't work in ps2 port - is it keyboard or
mouse, i can't tell.
Posted on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 11:32 am:   

if you have the manual. you can look it up, however, if you switch the 2 cables, the mouse and keyboard, it should work (if they're both ps2). my conectors are color coded, btw, so that's another way to tell, just note that after you plug the cable into the correct connector, the color of it, or the location for future reference
Posted on Sunday, August 4, 2002 - 1:14 pm:   

Thanks but i only have one ps2 port - the mouse is in a tiny single-pin socket down with the speakers. it fits the keyboard but it doesnt work. So i figure it might be a mouse port. how do i know for sure?
Posted on Monday, August 5, 2002 - 9:35 am:   

ok, right click on the my computer icon and go sown to properties and left click. you'll be in device manager now. then look for any exclamation points with a yellow circle around them, if windows detects that a device is not functioning properly, 1 or more will be there. let me know what you find. if you can, try another ps/2 mouse just to make sure it's not defective itself.
Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2002 - 3:40 pm:   

As far as I know my mouse is NOT a ps2 mouse. It connects with a single-pin connector like the speakers. It's a Logitech no-ball visual mouse,But the mouse is NOT the problem. It's the KEYBOARD. The keyboard is a ps2 keyboard but it doesn't work in the only ps2 port i have, which leads me to think it's a ps2 mouse port, not a ps2 keyboard port. My ONLY question is, how do i find out what kind of ps2 port it is?
PS no yellow stuff in device mgr.
Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2002 - 8:56 am:   

ok. what is the brand and model name of your motherboard? we can look it up from that. it should be printed on your motherboard somewhere. or, boot up the pc and write down the bios string and post it here, it may be able to be traced. tell us if it's and award, ami, etc bios as well.
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 4:56 pm:   

I have a Logitech PS2 keyboard that won't work on the PS2 port on my computer it's a 6-pin round male connector from the keyboard, female port socket in the of the computer. What's up with this? Is it a mouse port back there? On the box it says "Must have PS2 port" and Logitech says it won't work with a serial converter. I can't get an exchange, it was too long ago. Can I get a PS keyboard port slot?
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004 - 9:53 am:   

I got a old computer and after I turned it on the mouse does not work.
I have a adapter(9pin female) to plug the round mouse plug in to the(9pin male).
When I start the computer up I hit a f key, it says mouse ps2 not installed.
From the software i got with the computer there is a logitec mouse software. So I assume the regular mouse was uninstalled and some new setting for this logitec mouse.
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Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004 - 8:23 pm:   

Most PS2 mice will not work with a serial 9 pin adaptor. You need a PS2/serial combo mouse for that.

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