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Topic # 50172 23-Nov-2009 23:37
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hey there,

ive just brought a rabbit hx-1360 vinyl cutter and need some help! when i send what i want to be done to the cutter it doesn't do anything, relatively annoying. i have read forums on the web about the same problem. it could be one of two things!

1. the driver i need is wrong, yet others say they havent had any problems with the standard drivers.

2. the machine has two cables that came with it / two plugs to connect to the computer. ones your standard usb port which fits to my laptop fine but the other is a serial cable. it's a 9 pin to 9 pin male to female. here's the problem. i have read that you need both cables plugged in for the cutter to work.. both the cutter and my laptop are female inputs and my laptop takes a 15 pin cable...
- is it possible to get a 15 pin male to 15 pin male cable in new zealand? i can get one from overseas but am struggling to locate one in new zealand..

.. or if anyone knows why the darn thing won't work?!

ANY help would be much appreciated as i am stumped!

cheers,

andy


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  Reply # 275700 24-Nov-2009 07:12
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First off I'm a little confused about your 15 pin port. Serial ports are either 9 pin or 25 pin, not 15 pin.

Serial ports on PC's are also male ports. 25 pin Parallel ports are female. By saying you need a male to male cable you're not confusing the parallel port with the serial port are you?

A simple 9 pin to 25 pin serial adapter could fix the issue for you if your machine does infact have a serial port. Most laptops made in the in the last ~3-4 years don't actually have serial ports, it's only older machines that do. You will need to buy a USB->serial adapter that may or may not work depending on exactly what the hardware requires the serial port for.



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  Reply # 275881 24-Nov-2009 17:30
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joystick sockets are the only 15 pin D plugs that were ever put on PC"s, and were female, PC serial ports are always male and 9 or 25 pins. I dont think I have ever seen a gameport on a laptop however - perhaps some did tho...




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  Reply # 275885 24-Nov-2009 17:36
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sbiddle: First off I'm a little confused about your 15 pin port. Serial ports are either 9 pin or 25 pin, not 15 pin.

Serial ports on PC's are also male ports. 25 pin Parallel ports are female. By saying you need a male to male cable you're not confusing the parallel port with the serial port are you?



- sorry i got the names mixed up...

richms: joystick sockets are the only 15 pin D plugs that were ever put on PC"s, and were female


- this is what i have on my laptop. and the cutter port is a 9 pin serial port. is there any cable that can do this??

btw thanks for your replies!

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  Reply # 275886 24-Nov-2009 17:39
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No, you may be able to use a USB to serial adapter into that port, but they can be problematic. Otherwise you may have to get a cardbu or expresscard to serial adapter. Watch out for the expresscard ones tho, lots are just USB devices in card form, not a proper PCI express card.




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  Reply # 275887 24-Nov-2009 17:39
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also to add to that. yes i definitely do need a male to male cable. both receivers are female.

im running

Acer Aspire 5920G
Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB ram
Nvidia GeForce 8600m GS 256mb.

Not really sure if any of that helps. im usually pretty good with computers but this is slightly out of my league.

cheers

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  Reply # 275896 24-Nov-2009 18:07
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nzskiercronie: also to add to that. yes i definitely do need a male to male cable. both receivers are female.

im running

Acer Aspire 5920G
Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB ram
Nvidia GeForce 8600m GS 256mb.

Not really sure if any of that helps. im usually pretty good with computers but this is slightly out of my league.

cheers


15 pin female header is VGA.




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