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aoifebella

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Nine pin monitors
« on: Feb 24, 2007, 08:31 pm »
Yes that old dinosaur the nine pin monitor.  I have just secured a first generation ETC expression.  We require a colour rgb monitor with a DB-9 male connection. Would anybody have any leads on where to find such a prehistoric item? We are in the NYC part of the world. Many thanks.

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Re: Nine pin monitors
« Reply #1 on: Feb 24, 2007, 09:12 pm »
Is it after a monitor with 9 pins, or a serial terminal?

A lot of the consoles of the era used serial terminals (aka dumb terminals) instead of a monitor. What you can do, if it is serial, is use any computer with a serial port (or a usb->serial converter) and then run a terminal emmulator (like HyperTerm).

Finding antiquated hardware is difficult, as they tend to be used to the point of death, then thrown out, or are neglected in the corner of a storage room for years until they decide to do a clean-out (meaning they are often dead).

You may have better luck building an adapter (I am sure there are specifications for the cables out there on the net - maybe even a pin-out guide to build an adapter)
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Re: Nine pin monitors
« Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2007, 10:13 pm »
Thank you so much.  This is very helpful. 

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