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How to access PS/2 and serial connector on motherboard

The motherboard on my Dell Dimension 9200 has a PS/2 and serial connector, but there are no connectors to the outside world on the main box.  I would like to be able to connect my 'legacy' Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard without using a USB port, so I guess what I need is a PCI (or preferebaly PCI-E) plugin which bridges the gap to the motherboard connection.

Dell's Technical Support has so far failed to come up with an answer.  Can anybody point me to a specific product (preferably available in the UK), which would solve this problem?
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Ken Turner
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alexjayaprakashCommented:
You could get the 1nd item on this page. It converts 1 USB port to 2 PC/2 ports for Keyboard and Mouse.

http://www.nextag.co.uk/usb-to-ps-2-adapter/zzukzB1z0--search-html
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Ken TurnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks alexjayaprakash but you miss the point of my question:  I am aware of USB PS/2 adaptors, but I've got PS/2 functionality on my motherboard, and would like to be able to access it.
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alexjayaprakashCommented:
You have the function on the motherboard but no actual ports on the back or on the board?
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Ken TurnerAuthor Commented:
As I said in my original post, I have the connector on the motherboard, but no actual ports on the main box.
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alexjayaprakashCommented:
I'm really sorry but i can't figure out how can you have the connectors on the motherboard but have no ports on the main box.

there will not be any ports on the main box as the ports are acctually on the motherboard which can be seen on the back of the box. The back of the box/casing has a plate with holes on it which allows the ports on the motherboard to be seen.

http://support.gateway.com/support/manlib/cmponts/Kbdmouse/8508818/images/usbconne.jpg

As you can see from this image ... the ports are on the motherboard not the box, the box only has holes so the ports can be seen.
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Ken TurnerAuthor Commented:
Let me refer you to this document:

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9200/en/SM_EN/techov.htm#wp1053345

Look at the section called System Board Components: callout no 15 is "PS/2 and Serial connector"

Now go to this:

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9200/en/SM_EN/about.htm#wp1043338

where you will see no reference whatsoever to the PS/2 and Serial Connector.

I suggest the purple and green connectors you can see in your illustration are probably connected by cables to the motherboard;  you are not looking at the motherboard itself.
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alexjayaprakashCommented:
Thanks for the details, i better understand now.

Maybe you can provide dell with this cn-0y9003-69861-68q-1416

Found it on this thread

http://www.motherboardpoint.com/t157609-p3-ps2-keyboard-to-a-usb-connector.html
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Ken TurnerAuthor Commented:
Well, thanks to the link you provided, I now believe the Dell Part No is either Y9003 or JF224.  I've seen a picture of it here:

http://www.impactcomputers.com/y9003.html

and it looks to be exactly what I'm looking for (assuming it includes the necessary cabling).

Now to contact Dell here to see if they can supply it ...

Thanks for your help.
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