Early Apple mice (was Re: Apple ][ + but no Floppies)

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Sun Dec 12 00:05:04 1999

Sean Caron wrote:
> Yep, the mice that were used in the Apple IIe/IIc (others as well?) was
> exactly the same as that used in the Mac 128/512/Plus, and Lisa (which
> I believe was actually just a serial mouse? i might be wrong).

It was an unencoded (quadrature) mouse. Equivalent to (but not pin-compatible
with) an Amiga mouse, or some flavors of "bus mice".

All of the pre-ADB Apple mice are interchangeable, except that the original
Lisa mice used a strange variant on the DB-9 connector with extra tabs on
the female connector, so later Apple mice will not plug into an early Lisa
unless you hack the connector.
Received on Sun Dec 12 1999 - 00:05:04 GMT

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