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no mouse or keyboard ports...???!!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kamakazze15, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. kamakazze15

    kamakazze15 Thread Starter

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    Ok im really confused rite now... my brothers friend brought over his old win95 comp too see something...and he left it here, so i though id just see what was on it...i went to go hook it up, and theres no mouse or keyboard ports??? i dont think theres any volume ports either, theres a spot for it but i dont think my speaker connector will fit...Anyone know y?
     
  2. Squashman

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    Very old computers used 5 pin DIN connectors for the keyboards and 9 pin serial connectors for mice.
     
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    kamakazze15 Thread Starter

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    where would i be able to pick them up?
     
  4. scmazter

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    Old computers are just that - old. How many plugs does it have and how many pins in each one? I think they keyboards standart plug has changed from win 95 days, so has the mouse?
    What mouse and keyboards do u have? Does it use USB or PS/2?

    A keyboard can be plugged into the folowing:
    A PS/2 connector is a six pin DIN connector
    The old comp might have an AT five pin DIN connector.
    The USB port - well I think you know hwat it looks like.

    A mouse can be pluygged into the following
    PS/2 6 pin
    USB
    9 pin serial
    25 pin serial
     
  5. Squashman

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    I doubt you could buy a new Keyboard with the 5 pin DIN or Serial mouse anymore. You might be able to find one used at a local computer shop. You also might be able to find adapters that convert a PS/2 mouse to a serial mouse and PS/2 keyboard to a 5 pin DIN. I have both of these at home and I think I even found them at Office Depot or Office Max.
     
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