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    Default Slot-mounted PS/2 Ports

    Prior to the ATX era, if you wanted a PS/2 port on an AT type machine, you used a mini-DIN port connector that fit in a card slot.

    There should be scads of these around in junk boxes. Does anyone have one? Classifieds isn't turning anything up, so I thought I'd ask the forum where they're most likely to be found..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WimWalther View Post
    Prior to the ATX era, if you wanted a PS/2 port on an AT type machine, you used a mini-DIN port connector that fit in a card slot.

    There should be scads of these around in junk boxes. Does anyone have one? Classifieds isn't turning anything up, so I thought I'd ask the forum where they're most likely to be found..

    Thanks, Bill

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    Wow. I just got done picking up some AT cases and has one like that. It has a 4 wire/5pin connector

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    ...but the PS/2 mini-DIN are 6-pin, unless you're talking about the far end "Berg" connector.

    In any case, I have a couple, with brackets. One ends in an 8 pin dual-row connector; the other in a 10 pin connector.
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    Did we lose some posts during the last hours? I read this topic earlier and at least two answers are gone. Same for another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WimWalther View Post
    There should be scads of these around in junk boxes.
    you'd think that but they have become notoriously uncommon in recent years

    I guess many people simply threw them away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    ...but the PS/2 mini-DIN are 6-pin, unless you're talking about the far end "Berg" connector.

    In any case, I have a couple, with brackets. One ends in an 8 pin dual-row connector; the other in a 10 pin connector.
    I mean the connector that plugs into motherboard. The ps/2 is normal, but rhe other end is a single file 5 pin with 4 wires

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    I bought a PS/2 keyboard/mouse adapter recently but it is only works with standard PCI slots and not PCIe. I failed to take in consideration the particular mobo only has 'mini' PCI risers. (useful when installing W7 when you bump into USB 3.1 compatibility issues)
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    Quote Originally Posted by New2vtgpc View Post
    I mean the connector that plugs into motherboard. The ps/2 is normal, but rhe other end is a single file 5 pin with 4 wires
    It's been 20 years and my memory might be faulty, but I don't think those dongles were ever really standardized and came with a multitude of different plug arrangements. One meant for some particular brand of motherboard probably won't fit a different brand.

    If you can find the manual for your particular motherboard it *may* well have the pinouts of the header in it, which would let you build one yourself.
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    Yup, I think that the 8 pin termination was for a Tyan motherboard; I don't recall what the 10 pin was for--maybe a P1 PCChips board?

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    these were the two most common pinouts

    the one on the right was used by AOpen (and Asus I believe)

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