External Mouse Not Working On Laptop?

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by AaronMcarthur, Jun 16, 2002.

  1. I recently bought a external mouse for my laptop because I got tired of using the mouse built into the laptop. I plugged in the mouse but it seems to not work? Does anyone know why this is happening????

    My laptop.

    http://www.wiredzone.com/itemdesc.asp?CartId=&ic=50000010


    The mouse I purchased was from Staples which was an IBM.
     
  2. crono_logical

    crono_logical Bird Eater

    Is it a USB or PS/2 mouse? If it's USB, WinXP should have detected it and made a sound when you plugge it in (and another when you remove it).

    If it's a PS/2 mouse, maybe check your laptop BIOS setttings to see if it allows hot plugging in of the mouse into the PS/2, and enable it if so.
     
  3. It's a regular IBM laser mouse, you know the kind without the ball in the bottom. It's USB, not playstation 2 if thats what you meant by ps/2. The laptop has Windows 2000 Pro, sorry I forgot to mention it.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    USB: small rectangular connector.
    PS/2: small round connector. (NOT Playstation 2 :D)
     
  5. It's got two, USB and ps/2. I tried both but they still dont work. Maybe the mouse that is built into it, only recognizes it?
     
  6. Zedric

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    USB with PS/2 adapter I take it? USB should work like a charm. Just plug in and use. Does the mouse work at all? In another computer I mean.
     
  7. Yeah it works in another computer.