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    laptop/ mac touch pads

    can laptop or mac touch pads (alps for mac) be wired to a ps/2 cable?

    thanks

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    has'nt anyone every tried the mac version of the alps glidepoint? i need to know if it can be wired to a ps/2 cord, the mac versions are like $5 on ebay.

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    PC versions of the glidepoint are on http://www.goldmine-elec.com/ for $2.50.

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    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuctup
    thanks
    No problem

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    not to highjack, but they also have these .... wonder if they have buttons ???

    http://www.goldmine-elec-products.co...item=5&mitem=6

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    Got one of these about a month ago. The trackball DOES have buttons. They are surface mount type on the bottom of the PCB and will probably need cabling out to momentary switches. I have been searching and searching for pin out info, took me ages!!! I think I now have enough info to have a go, trouble is we are fitting a new kitchen. But hopefully will get onto the trackball next weekend...
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    cant anyone tell me if an alps touchpad for mac and be wired to a ps/2 connection? anyone? it looks like a ps/2 but i think it has one or 2 less pins..

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    it will not work. the commands that are sent out are in a different format. the converter costs too much to even think about. i just went and bought a windows compatible touchpad.

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