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No Mouse!!!

by komabalooo / February 27, 2004 11:00 PM PST

A friend gave me a box full of parts including a couple of Pentium motherboards. Installed Windows 98 SE. on both. Everything works wonderfully on both.... except for the mouse. I downloaded the manuals for both boards and have read them over and over, changed jumpers, tried a diferent I/O card etc. The mouse doesn't show on the device manager and when I try to re-install the mouse drivers it still tells me that no mouse is present. I know the mice I'm trying to attach both work. Any other ideas?!

Thanks

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Re:No Mouse!!!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2004 1:10 AM PST
In reply to: No Mouse!!!

1. I/O card.

Many are hard on end-users to configure to enable the serial port or such.

2. The serial port cables.

Are not interchangable. A new system builder had upgraded their motherboard and the serial ports were dead. They had sent back the board twice and then I asked if they used the cables that came with the board. It was working in a few minutes...

Bob

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Re:No Mouse!!!/mouse info needed
by Steven Haninger / February 28, 2004 1:11 AM PST
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Are these serial, PS2 or USB? If USB, you need USB drivers first. If you are using any kind of adapter from the mouse to the MB connection, this might not work. If serial, do you plug right into a built in MB port or have a cable connection from the MB to the port. If the later is the case, are you sure it is wired correctly. Red stripe on ribbon cable goes to pin 1. Also, make sure serial ports are enabled in the BIOS (if using serial). Some of the above is also pertinent if the connection is PS2. Hope that gives some troubleshooting help. Good luck.

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Re:Re:No Mouse!!!/mouse info needed
by komabalooo / February 28, 2004 1:54 AM PST

Thanks! I've checked all that. These are "older" parts that I'm using to put together systems for demos at my Cub meetings. It is a serial mouse connected to the COMM 1 connector on the MB. It just hit me! I didn't disable the serial ports before I tried the I/O card.

Stay tuned! Thanks again!

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Re:No Mouse!!!
by jconner / February 28, 2004 1:12 AM PST
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Maybe why he gave you the parts? Check to see if the mouse is set to serial in the bios or not as the case may be. If that doesn't work try either a serial mouse or USB, if the board supports them.

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Re:No Mouse!!!
by Willy / February 29, 2004 1:46 PM PST
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After reading the other posts, may I suggest...

Some older mtrbds. also had a PS/2 connection that used a separate i/o cable for the PS/2 mouse port provided yours is of that type. If you can't get a serial port to work, usually COMM1 is the default serial mouse. If you didn't find a PS/2 type harness, then they can be brought fairly cheap at your local computer shop or websites. Just make sure its the right connector type at the mtrbd. connecting end.
If your mtrbd. has a direct PS/2 mouse connection on the mtrbd. edge, then disregard this info as it doesn't apply. The mtrbd. manual/docs should point it out to you.

good luck -----Willy

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