Yet at the same time the mouse is working in that same connector but in the mouse marked socket (2 sockets: Mouse+Keybd).
The mobo has the standard 2 socket PS2 on top of each other soldered to the PCB.
Is this likely a damaged I/O chip ?
or is it just a bad connection/crack in the connector itself that can be fixed or be replaced with a new one.
If this was a problem with the chip why is the Mouse working on the same PS2 bus.
can some one with experience in these situations shed some light on how to remedy this problem.
or where to get replacement parts for it.