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Old 7th Feb 2020, 9:01 pm   #1
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Default Microsoft InPort card

During a sort out of various ancient PC cards, cables and other oddments (following the collapse of a set of shelves that deposited them all in a heap on the floor!), I came across the ISA card shown below.

As stated on the component side of the card, it is called a Microsft InPort, but what would have plugged into its socket? I have elsewhere only seen sockets like this on Apple machines.

I'm unlikely ever to make use of this, but I'm just curious.
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As stated on the component side of the card, it is called a Microsft InPort, but what would have plugged into its socket?
The original Microsoft Mouse - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_mouse
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During a sort out of various ancient PC cards, cables and other oddments (following the collapse of a set of shelves that deposited them all in a heap on the floor!), I came across the ISA card shown below.

As stated on the component side of the card, it is called a Microsft InPort, but what would have plugged into its socket? I have elsewhere only seen sockets like this on Apple machines.

I'm unlikely ever to make use of this, but I'm just curious.



It is for a "bus mouse":-


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_mouse
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Thank you both for the answer. The purpose of the thread has now been achieved.
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