Put a PS2 optical mouse in ADB port (PM 8600)

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Need some help, i want to create one adapter to my PS2 mouse to put in ADB, anyone know´s how i do that? or some help with the specifications for this conectors??

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ADB and PS/2 use different

ADB and PS/2 use different signaling protocols so it is going to be hard harder than just swapping a few pins. So you are going to need something like this. http://www.onehandkeyboard.com/product_view.asp?RecordNumber=141&sbcolor=%23FFCC99&option=adapter&subcategory=&CatTxt=&optiontxt=Adapter

Though since you are using a 8600 just get a USB card and use a USB mouse.

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...or a usb card and a ps2 to

...or a usb card and a ps2 to usb adapter.
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GeeThree.com

GeeThree.com sells PS2 to ADB adaptors.
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ADB port new mouse

To the guru's out there. Will the same hack work with a performer 5400/180?

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Re: ADB port new mouse

Analize ter Morshuizen wrote:

To the guru's out there. Will the same hack work with a performer 5400/180?

Tx

i dont see why not ... it has ADB ports doesn't it Tongue

TOM

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Serial port drivers?

If PS/2 is adaptable to a serial mouse connection (as the availability of inexpensive straight pinout DB9 adapters leads me to believe) you may be able to find a mouse driver for a serial port connection . . .

. . . there used to be one back in the PaleoMac era anyway.

jt Undecided

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