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Offline RNKIII

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Another one of "THOSE" ???s
« on: February 08, 2004, 12:50:34 PM »
Price was right.... Said it would work w/ OS 8.x..9.x.... so I sent for the wheel mouse... as I had been wanting to try one out anyway.

Got here Saturday....  PROBLEM(s)....

The current mouse connection on my G3 is in the middle of the key board and the new mouse with it's USB adapter won't fit into that space. wallbash.gif

So I thought I'd just try and plug it into my 2 slot USB card as I don't always use the Zip 250 drive that is using 1 slot.  ERROR MESSAGE... "cant find drivers for this device...etc"..  Went to M$ and downloaded current (vs 2.3.2) drivers and installed... no problem.... restarted computer.  ERROR MESSAGE...."Can't find drivers for this device....etc"

I can find the extentions and perfs that were installed and some other M$ files that were also installed. But the mouse refuses to function. I does 'light up' but no motion... doh.gif

Not that $9.00 is much or that I can't return it, but just wondering what if anything I should try next?  OR is this something that is incompatible with my 'puter???   See sig below...  upset.gif

TIA for any and all assistance.   thanx.gif

Bob K.
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use the Net and he won't bother you for weeks.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2004, 12:58:05 PM »
I used a MS Optical with my 6400 and a USB Card. smile.gif

You need all the Mac USB Extensions and the MS Drivers.

Don't have it now.

Someone else may be able to help.

It should be doable. smile.gif
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2004, 01:13:46 PM »
I'm wondering if you have ALL the required USB extensions. Download the file here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/4509

After it has been unstuffed and the image mounted, but all the items from the "Extensions-Applebuilt" folder on the disk image, into your Extensions folder and then restart. This will install the very latest USB drivers available for OS 8-9.

Good luck

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2004, 02:11:04 PM »
THANK YOU, giantmike   thanx.gif  notworthy.gif  eusa_dance.gif  whew.gif  thanx.gif
We be wheel mousing it now toothgrin.gif

All is functioning as advertized after the download you suggested.

Thanks again.

Bob K.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2004, 06:19:43 PM »
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I can't take all the credit, I just took kelly's answer and expanded on it, luckily in the right direction smile.gif