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I have just bought an acer laptop and am trying to connect a mouse to it by using a ps2 mouse with a ps2 to usb adapter. i have plugged usb mouse in usb port next power socket bu mouse isnt working can u tell me how to get it working please

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    John Sayles Apr 21, 2008

    hi irishdruid,

    thanks for replying ,you telled me the answer that i thought after posting, but again i will do what u suggested

    yours gratefully

    ironside07

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Hello ironside,

Some PS/2 mice do not work with a USB adapter. They are designed to work only through the PS/2 port. It could be that you have one of those. If you are using a port replicator, try instead, to plug the mouse directly to the USB with the adapter.

If that does not work, your best bet, in my honest opinion, is to purchase a USB mouse. There are many varieties available and not too expensive either. I don't recommend the wireless varieties, as they always have some problem or the other in the long run..

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Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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