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Replaced Motherboard and No Mouse
Last updated: 1/28/2001

Q.  I replaced my Baby AT motherboard and now the mouse and printer don't work.  And suggestions?

A.  Not all serial cable/bracket assemblies work with all motherboards. That is, if you use the cables that should have come with the motherboards you bought instead of the ones you had installed in your computer from a previous motherboard, COM1: may start communicating with the mouse, etc. As I recall, PCChips motherboards are fussy about them—owing, I’m sure, to their superior design. Printer cables have this problem more often than serial ports.

See also: Mouse Doesn't Work in Windows 9X/Me

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