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USB adaptor plug

by bently / July 1, 2008 4:01 AM PDT

Using XP home, sp3, auto updates.

My wired mouse came with an adaptor to convert round to rectangular to plug into my computer USB port.

I now have a wireless laser mouse 5000, and the receiver has a rectangular plug for the USB port.

Can I safely use that adaptor to plug the receivers USB plug into the ROUND port on the back of my computer?



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Likely ok but it will not work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2008 5:28 AM PDT
In reply to: USB adaptor plug

So there it is. Probably safe but will not result in anything usable.

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Not likely
by Willy / July 1, 2008 5:46 AM PDT
In reply to: USB adaptor plug

If your round connector plug-in is PS/2, then no it won't work. You need a true USB port. If your system didn't have any, then add them via USB pci type card added to the system slot. -OR- check to see if you have some USB port available(read manual) but not yet cabled-up or such. You didn't clarify what system you have, so the advice stops here. Checkout" http:\\www.usbman.com for any adapters that say they can work.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Thanks Bob and Willy,
by bently / July 4, 2008 2:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Not likely

The round connector plug-in is PS/2.

I have 2 USB 2 ports on back and 2 on front of computer, but was trying to avoid having to unplug one when I need another plug.

Thanks again,


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