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I went out and bought the computer plug to go from the computer to the diablo preditor so i can download upgrades....only problem is the preditor calls for the DB9 cable...and the cable they sell for it on their website has a male and female 9 pin connection...i have a laptop and it has a 15 prong on it ...can you buy a 15 prong to the 9 prong ...or can i buy a cable with a 9 prong for the preditor and a usb connection on the other end for my laptop that would still download and upload ok to the preditor...any ideas ...thanks in advance guys...ill check back later tonight...
 

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you can buy the usb connecter for your laptop, thats the route i went, but it cost alittle bit more.
 

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That 15-pin plug is a VGA connector, not a serial port. Don't connect anything other than a monitor or projector to that port. Most laptops don't have serial ports (DB-9) anymore. You may have to get a USB-to-Serial adaptor.
 

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This was in a previous post.
I bought both of them and it worked great for me.
The only panic was when re-flashing the screen went black and said something about a communication error. Tried it again and everyhting was OK.

The cable and power supply that you'll need can be purchased at Radio Shack: USB to RS-232C converter cable (pn 26-183) and 12V, 1 amp power supply (pn 273-1776).

This is the post it was in.
http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97283
 
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