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can i convert serial, parallel, mouse ports to usb so i can have a usb port on my laptop? Answered

my usb port on my laptop is busted, i tried to fix it but it didn't work so i am looking for something that can convert the ports that I have that still work into a usb female port! any help will be much appreciated!!!

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AndyGadgetBest Answer (author)2009-05-12

ZeroGX is right, you can get adaptors to allow a PS2 mouse and keyboard to plug into the laptop USB socket, but not the other way around.
You have to use a PCMCIA to USB adaptor - Not cheap though.
(Most laptops still have a PCMCIA slot, normally under a hinged cover, about 2" x 1/4")

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gmxx (author)2009-04-13

you can use a usb to ps2 converter but only for a keyboard or mouse. there is not any usb to serial or parallel converter.

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thecookiemonster (author)gmxx2009-04-14

you got it the wrong way around i want to convert a serial e.c.t... TO usb not the other way around!

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Zengineer1618 (author)2009-04-13

If your laptop has a PCMCIA slot you can buy a PCMCIA USB card that will fit into the slot. Just do a Google search for "PCMCIA USB"

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