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RS232 Riser for MSI RX480M motherboard


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VeedeeBee

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Does anybody know here I can get a backplate component that will return an RS232 port to my budget MSI motherboard. Its the ATI chipset RX480M2 with a 9 pin Serial Port Header but no integral socket.

I'm not looking for PCI board as there are loads about but a PCI backplate bracket with an RS232 socket at one end and a 9-Pin socket that will fit onto the Serial Port Header on the Motherboard a bit like the countless USB 2.0 brackets that you can buy.

I've Googled to death and tried reading the whole Maplins catalogue but with no luck. Does such a thing exist in the uK?

Don't expect much help as its a specialist item but it'll help me get my WACOM Graphire tablet working again but thanks in advance.

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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

PLATE9M

http://www.mycablesh...sku/PLATE9M.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.

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Kemasa,

I know what I'm looking for, its a 9 pin male RS232 socket on a PCI backplate bracket. It's not worth me wiring a D sub to a salvaged socket as my component skills will kill the whole enterprise.

I'm looking for a ready made item. I could buy a PCI ready made card but they cost about £29 here in the UK and I'd be adding another PCI peripheral when there's already a built in header on the board.

My new computer (August last year ) means I've had to give up some legacy devices (even those with kosher XP drivers) I now have no Gameport, which I could get back but it would mean tranferring an old Audigy card and daughter board over, I just want to keep things simple so I'm willing to buy a USB joystick. I already have a USB gamepad but a new WACOM tablet Graphire starts at £70 here in the UK.

Thanks for the thought though


Cheers mate.
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Oops Kemasa,

My apologies you found exactly what I was looking for on your link.

Many thanks mate, I'll try to get one of my US pals to get one next time he's back home.

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BTW, I edited the message and included a UK link, which might be more expensive, but closer and better with respect to shipping. Also, I would assume that local computers places might have such an item or be able to order it, especially if you print out the web page to show them exactly what you are talking about.

Edited by Kemasa, 22 January 2006 - 02:57 PM.

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Thanks for that, things are generally quite expensive here in the UK. Your help is much appreciated.


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