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Offline ballbreakerTopic starter

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serial port question
« on: July 19, 2010, 04:31:45 AM »
ok serial port has 9 pins but my laptop HP pavilion dv60000 has a port with 15 holes what is that and can i use it as serial?
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Offline Joker94

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Re: serial port question
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 04:37:23 AM »
no that port is for devices like external monitors. not a serial port.

there may be some way of using that specific port but not as far as i am aware of.

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Re: serial port question
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 07:32:16 AM »
The 15 pin D conn on your laptop is a video monitor port. Most likely unless your laptop is 10 years old it doesn't have a Serial (RS232) port. It should have a few USB ports so use an RS232 to USB adapter to obtain RS232.
There are several on the market that work and some that don't. KeySpan makes a good one.
Another way if you like building is the FTDI chip. SpakeFun sells some on breakout boards.


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