View Full Version : USB - PS/2 adapter & digital camera

16-03-2004, 08:34 PM
I need to use a USB digital camera on a computer without a USB socket (not expandable). I have a USB - PS/2 adapter which allows me to plug a USB mouse into a PS/2 socket. I am wondering if it is possible, perhaps with some driver or utility, to use a USB device that is not a mouse (ie. the camera) with this adapter. It seems theoretically possible as the wires (GND, SND, RECV, +5V) map up perfectly.

16-03-2004, 09:00 PM

the adaptor is for mice only.

pluging a other USB device into it might damage the device or the computer.

Dont try it.

16-03-2004, 09:36 PM
Well,Its pretty obvious it aint gonna work.

But im going to plug mine in that way just to see what explodes first,The camera?....or the pc?

16-03-2004, 09:40 PM
why isn't it expandable? any free pci/isa slots ?

any free serial ports?

20-03-2004, 04:39 PM
No PCI/ISA ports but it does have a free serial port. Could the camera work with that?

20-03-2004, 05:54 PM

USB connectivity does require USB unfortunately.

You can get USB to Serial adapters but not the other way around. Serial is just too slow to accommodate USB speeds.

If its a laptop you may be able to get a PCMCIA to USB adapter.
What kind of computer is it, to not have any PCI slots?