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Old 06-06-2010, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having trouble figuring out where to putting this thing onto my motherboard. Can't find anything that fits into it. I did try jamming it in and then it fit just perfect but didn't work. Any one know where it goes?
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Post up pics of the bracket
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Here's an exact pic
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Default Re: Anyone know how to use a Serial port bracket?

Ah, ok.
Now, what motherboard model do you have? Please post up the model number
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# Manufacturer: Asus
# Motherboard Name: IPIBL-LB
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Default Re: Anyone know how to use a Serial port bracket?

To quickly sum it up, the problem is the board doesn't support that connector.

You have a socket for a 1394a connector on the motherboard (which is probably what you're plugging the serial connector into) but that's for a Firewire port not a serial port.
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Guessing I should get another motherboard right? Can you suggest one? Or someone...
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Without knowing anything about the rest of your system it'd be impossible to give a recommendation. I'd need to know your CPU model, whether you have SATA or IDE hard drives, what kind of ram you have, etc
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Default Re: Anyone know how to use a Serial port bracket?

You could try a USB to DB9 Male adapter/cable
What kind of device do you need a DB9 for?

http://www.google.com/products?q=DB9+to+usb&aq=f
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Default Re: Anyone know how to use a Serial port bracket?

Most new motherboards do not have any onboard serial ports. If you need serial ports I'd recommend a PCI Express x1 to serial port card. I got a $30 one from Rosewill that works nicely on Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux and it has 2 ports. I don't think Newegg has it anymore though.
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