PS2 Like Port

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jaikob, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. jaikob macrumors 6502

    jaikob

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    I am currently doing some work on an old powermac, and came across a program that requires an "Old mouse Dongle" for a certain program to work.

    It uses a PS2 like port that an old mouse would use, but it is definantly not a PS2 port.

    I have attached a pic of the ports, the picture is not mine, I found it on the forums.

    I'm wondering if it is possible to get a USB adapter for the port, and most importantly I'd like to know what it is called.


    Thank You :)
     

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  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    they were called ADB ports for mice and keyboards. i dont remember is there was a usb adapter. the other way around there were alot of adapters. if you wanted to use a adb mouse on a usb computer.
     
  3. jaikob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is what I want to do.


    Thanks!
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    The two stacked on the Left are the Modem Port and the Printer Port (GeoPorts), the one on the upper left is an S-Video Port, and below that (but not indicated by you is the ADB port for keyboards, mice, and joysticks).

    TEG
     
  5. jaikob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh okay, thanks so much. It was hard trying to find info on google for these ports.

    I found an adapter, and am purchasing it. Thanks. Its the imate adp to usb adapter.
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    Also, it is PS/2 not PS2. One is a computer and the associate port, the other is a video game console.

    Also, if you take a look at the little icons next to the ports, they do tell you what they are.

    TEG
     

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