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First post, by bestemor

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Ok, so this mouse has a rectangular male connector that is physically capable of connecting to a regular 9-pin female serial port, but... the mouse is not serial. In fact it is the first ever MS mouse (2-button greeneyes), 1983ish.

So, obviously this is not an In-Port mouse, with it's round connector, nor a serial mouse. But a 'Bus' mouse...

But where the heck does one find the "interface board" that matches ?
Or could it work somehow, via the serial port ?

I've looked through the 123(!) page manual, but there's no help there...

I finally found a picture of what it should look like, but all I find for sale are the round ones....

http://www.philipstorr.id.au/pcbook/images/busmous1.jpg

Reply 3 of 4, by derSammler

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Some early ATI VGA cards had a bus mouse connector, the one in my Schneider Tower AT has as well. But finding these isn't much easier either.

http://retro-net.de/blog.html

Reply 4 of 4, by bestemor

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Heh... just noticed this 'new' activity.

So, I just had to wait a few months shy of a decade(!) to get an answer/reply to this one.... 😲 ! 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

But seriously though, I just love how old topics never die here on Vogons. Keeps the info about legacy stuff intact.

And, as a long overdue update, I did actually find the correct controller card, some time later in that year of the Lord 2010... 😎