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PS/2 Port not working w/digital camera

By mspellman ·
My camera uses a USB but the one on my laptop is broken so tried to use an adaptor so I could convert my PS/2 port to USB.When pluged in the camera turns on but nothing else.The camera, cord and adaptor all work on my desktop but not on the laptop.Also tried to use my 9pin serial port but camera wouldn't even turn on.In hardware device mgr. all is OK. The camera works as an external drive,but in my computer there is no extra drive for me to open.How do I get it to reconize my camera as another drive? I appricate any advise.

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PS/2 Port not working w/digital camera

by TheChas In reply to PS/2 Port not working w/d ...

You are trying to do more than the ports on your laptop are capable of.

The USB port for the camera requires the full implementation of the port.

The USB to PS/2 adapters that come with some mice and keyboards allows them to connect to a PS/2 port, BUT does not convert the PS/2 signals into USB signals.

For adding the ability to read your digital camera on your laptop, you have 2 options:

Buy and install a PCMCIA slot USB controller.
(this will NOT work for Windows 95 or NT)

Or,buy a card slot (PCMCIA) media reader that supports the type of memory cards used by your camera.

There is NO way to adapt any other port into an USB port!
If for no other reason than that the other ports all have much too slow of a data transfer rate.


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