Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:02 AM
No mouse connects to the parallel port, if its really ancient it might connect to the serial port which would be a D9 connector, or if its really, really old a D25.
Look on the end of the mouse cable and count the holes.
If it is a serial mouse you must have it connected to COM1 for it to work. Most PC's until recently had two serial ports, usually 9 pin connectors, called COM1 and COM2. the mouse will not work in COM2. If there are two ports, try the mouse in the other one (you may have to use a 9pin to 25pin convertr to achieve this.)
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