There are few things that I can think of that you can do to solve your problem.
The first is to go to local computer shops and see if they have something, look to see if they have old computers.
Also try going to a local computer recycling place and perhaps they might let you take a look and take such a part off an old machine.
The other is to go to a local electronics part store (not Rat Shack) and get the parts to wire up the cable yourself.
I know what you are talking about as I have an old machine with most likely exactly what you are looking for. It has a separate back plate for the parallel port and another one for two serial ports, one is 25 pin, the other is 9 pin. The problem with searching for something like that is in knowing what to call it.
Found a source:http://www.mycablesh...Internal-IO.htm
$3, such a deal, except when you consider shipping :-).
There is an intel version too, but I am not sure of what the difference is.
I found it with a search using clusty.com of "serial connector backplate".
Yea of little faith, even in the UK:http://www.serial-ca...ategoryid=53563
Edited by Kemasa, 22 January 2006 - 02:48 PM.