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I have an older computer which uses a D-sub input on the mouse and the mouse has gone bad and I can't find a mouse with a D-sub connector so I am going to rewire a new mouse to the D-sub, Question is does anyone know what pins to use on the D-sub? Please reply to williams4088@bellsouth.net. Thanks for your help.

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Have you checked the local thrift stores? Or local computer techs, who often recycle older systems? Or an adapter cable like this one?
Anyway, here, here, and heres a pinout for ps2-dsub connectors. Here is dsub pinout.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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