I have a serial port to USB adapter, and it does work on both XP & Vista PC's. I did have to call the manufacturer and get a current download to update the drivers to make it work.
I have been using the ZR-5800 for about 10 years, and still do not know of a better unit. If only it had more memory
. I also wish I could find a replacement stylus
and a power cord
. If I had the electronic specifications, I believe I could get a power cord from a local electronics shop.
You mentioned, “. . . there's a whole culture of people still using it, together with tons of free software apps that are still made for it, and most of them run under Windows 7.” I hope you found a great website/discussion board, because I would love to know about it, as well as the software apps. Also, could you tell me exactly how you use the built-in IR transmitter to print. (I have an HP 6310 All-in-One inkjet printer.)
You mentioned you had a bunch of PC cards. Could you please elaborate on that. Do you have any RAM cards?
How do you get your email on the ZR-5800?
Did you ever find out if the software and IR adapter will work on Windows 7 computers? I have both a Vista & an XP computer. I also have a copy of Windows 7, but I have yet to open the package.
Hopefully, we can help each other.
Lois in Houston
Edited by myomy, 14 January 2010 - 05:37 AM.