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Connecting 9-pin Serial wire to USB wire

by Marli / May 8, 2006 1:21 AM PDT

I have a graphics tablet that i would like to connect to my laptop. The wire is a 9-pin Serial but my laptop doesn't have this port. I have a spare usb cable and i was wondering if it is possible and how i would connect the wires of the serial cable (after removing the connector) to the usb cable (after removing the B connector end)?? I mean so i can join the wires together so i can connect the tablet using USB. The thing that puzzles me is that there are more pins (and i presume therefore more wires) in the serial than in the usb. I am aware that i can by a serial to usb connector but i want to know if i can do it without.


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Simply doesn't work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2006 1:57 AM PDT

RS232 is another voltage level so this would be a fine way to damage some parts.


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Agreed. . .
by Coryphaeus / May 8, 2006 10:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Simply doesn't work.

Bite the bullet and buy the proper adapter cable.

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