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I have an old Logitech trackball style mouse and it's PS/2. My motherboard has a PS/2 port, but it's purple as is designated for keyboards.

Can I still get the mouse to work (no, I haven't just 'tried it' just because I love definite answers before doing things...)?
    
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It depends on the board, some will, some will not. Check your motherboard manual (online if you haven't got the paper one). Usually if they can be used for either keyboard or mouse then they are half purple and half green, but it's possible they were short of those the day your board was built.
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
It depends on the board, some will, some will not. Check your motherboard manual (online if you haven't got the paper one). Usually if they can be used for either keyboard or mouse then they are half purple and half green, but it's possible they were short of those the day your board was built.
Yep I was just thinking about that, as I've seen 'em half-n-half. Will have to get a light on it and check.

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post #4 of 6
Probably won't work, but you should try it. Risk is non-existent (pin-outs and voltages are the same).
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post #5 of 6
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Ha! ..

Hot plugging it didn't work - but - a reboot to check and see and .... it works!

Sweet. It's a Logitech Trackman Stationary Mouse by the way, super old school.
    
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post #6 of 6
Be wary of hot plugging PS2, I've killed boards doing that.
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