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Oddysee

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Hello, just a quick question. I recently brought a device which connects to a COM1 port. I have this port on my two desktop computers but not on my laptop.

My laptop has a port like looks like it but with 21 holes and not 9 like the COM port. I want to connect this device to the laptop ideally. How can I do it?
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Sounds like the parallel port. Is it purple? What device are you trying to connect to your laptop?
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Sounds like the parallel port. Is it purple?

The laptop port sounds like a printer port and yes, that would be parallel. But is sounds like a serial port is what is needed here. Note there are no standards for color coding - so a purple port here may be an orange, green, or black port there.

Check out one of these.

Edited by Digerati, 03 May 2009 - 06:20 AM.

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That would work. I'll have to buy one of thoses adapters. I could then connect the 9 Pin connecter to the device (pigeon clock) and then connect the USB end to my laptop.

If you look at this picture.

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That is the port it's connecting too. I don't have this port on my laptop, but I do have this port on both my desktop PC'S

Edited by Oddysee, 03 May 2009 - 07:44 AM.

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It is likely more and more PCs will stop supporting those serial ports too - that's what USB was for.
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