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486 Motherboard with PS2 connector - is it possible to get bracket for it?

Agent Orange

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SomeGuy

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The manual says that pin 6 is "reserved" so that does not need to be connected.

Unfortunately there was no hard standard for motherboard PS/2 headers, so there were several variations. As long as you get a bracket where the header plug is not molded, you can pull out the individual pin connectors and re-arrange them as needed. Use a volt meter to ensure each header pin is going to the right pin on the PS/2 plug. (see your manual about what each pin is for.)

The only other thing to look out for is that there is enough physical space to attach a x2 size header like that. Not sure why they used 5x2, all the ones I recall seeing where only one row. But there were probably even more variations that what I know of. :p
 

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I have one that is 1x6 and a couple that are 2x4. Would you like it plain, or with a serial or parallel port? Here's a picture of how the connector is wired, if you would rather modify one than pay shipping. PS2 mouse connector.jpg
 

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you might want to change the connector and place the wires in the right places on it. This is what i did for a bracket i got here, but had a different connector, i had to use a different connector, for example a USB connector, and just took the wires out and placed them in the correct positions on that now-PS/2 connector. Whatever connector it might have, i believe PS/2 will always have 4 wires, so...many connector holes won't be used, i bet they only tried to mess around with peoples to make them think they have to pay a crapload of cash to have THE right connector...when it's only a stupid bit of plastic. But quite frankly, you don't absolutely need it, just take the wires out and put them on the right pins.
 
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