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keyboard and mouse hardware replacement?

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The Question is:

I am looking for a replacement mouse for a VAX/VMS workstation model VS46K-AD.
 Can you help? The original mouse is a three button type.

The Answer is :

  Please contact your hardware support organization or Compaq Services
  for assistance -- while the OpenVMS Wizard has an ample supply of old
  (and fully functional) mice hanging from the office wall, the Wizard
  is not in a position to part with any of these rodents.
  The VS46K part number is associated with the VAXstation 4000 model 60
  series workstation.  This system uses the older DIN connection for the
  mouse and the older RJ-series connection for the LK-series keyboard.
  In cases such as this, the model number on the mouse itself is of more
  interest than the system itself, though the mouse can be back-determined
  from the system.  Older mice are typically VSXXX series (eg: VSXXX-AA
  "hockey puck" or VSXXX-GA), and use DIN connection wiring and DIN
  connection signaling that are not compatible with the connectors and
  protocol used on the IBM PS/2 and various compatible systems -- most
  VAXstation systems and various early-generation Alpha systems will use
  peripheral interfaces that pre-date the IBM PS/2.
  Please see the OpenVMS FAQ for additional details on the compatibility
  of keyboard and mice.
  Again, please contact your hardware support organization, or contact
  Compaq Services, or contact a surplus- or used-equipment vendor.

answer written or last revised on ( 23-JAN-2001 )

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