I was wondering if anybody has seen/used a adapter that will convert a PS2 port into a USB, This is because my Laptops only USB port is Duffed, And it will cost around £150 to get it done and i dont really want to bother myself as this things quite old.
Yes im in the UK and i cannot find one anywhere. Where would i go about getting hold of one, But the thing is ive got a PS2 for a mouse on my laptop i want a adapter to turn it into a USB port however i wont be using the port for mice.
That can not be done. You could use a usb port as a ps/2 port with the proper adapter, but you can not use a ps/2 port as a usb port. Those adapters are simply made for letting certain usb mice and keyboards function on older ps/2 systems, but it does not fully convert the ps/2 port into a fully functional usb port.
I mean just what I said. Those converters are strictly for mice and keyboards. I.E. they will not work for allow you to plug a usb digital camera into a ps/2 port or a usb thumb drive, etc. It strictly allows you to convert certain mice and keyboards over to ps/2 so they are still compatible with older systems.
The reason I say fully functional is because those adapters do nothing more than route wire connections to the right spot. To have a true USB port, you need the USB bus, root hub controller on the board, etc. PS/2 does not have this ability.
Thanks for the explanation
I dont think it would work for me then as i want to use the USB port for all sorts of stuff and not just mice and keyboards, The problem with the port is that it seems somehow to have become wider and when i plug something into it for it to work i have to physically hold it in when i let go it comes out i usually prop it up with something but it still comes out when i knock the desk or what have you.
Originally posted by WHW-Justin Yeah, I've had USB ports do that to me too. Laptop's are especially prone to this problem due to the amount of plugging, unplugging, and overall "abuse" they receive.
True that wouldnt be a problem if i didnt buy a laptop is with one USB port I dont think there is much point in paying £150 to get it sorted out, Just though there may be a quick solution, Most certainly with my next laptop ill go for a usb hub so i dont knacker them ones too. Thanks for your explanations and help
Originally posted by Disgruntled Since you say that USB plugs tend to pop out, maybe the hub's plug could be taped to stay in place.
Of course the PCMCIA seems like a better idea, but the USB hub might have not been impossible.
I suppose that would be a good idea, and after all if it didnt work i could use the HUB on my main rig. Ill probaly try that first and then go go for the PCMCIA, and besides i could pick up a hub from asda (wallmart) for a couple of pounds.
Thanks for all the suggestions once again