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Old 01-30-2014, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When cleaning out the house, I found a QuickShot model QS-209 joystick, which I want to use with my laptop. The problem is that the joystick has a male two-row 15-pin D-sub connector while my laptop's one is female three-row. Are there any adapters between the two? I've searched on Google and couldn't find anything - Google seems to think adapter and connector are the same! Plus, I don't want anything at all expensive or out of my way.
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Default Re: 15-pin D-sub connectors

That isn't D-Sub. D-Sub is VGA which is for video output. The end of that joystick uses a game port connector which are usually found on sound cards.

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Default Re: 15-pin D-sub connectors

That looks like the right thing (and you know more than I do), but I don't seem to have that on my laptop. The only thing that seems similar is the three-row (VGA?) connection. Is there any way to connect the joystick to my laptop? My laptops's a Compaq CQ45 - the ports list is: 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 / Ethernet , 1 external Headphone-out, 1 External Microphone input. Thanks in advance.
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Yes, you need an adapter. Something like this Gameport to USB.
Amazon.com : USB game port Adapter Rockfire RM-203 gameport : Computer Usb Cables : Computers & Accessories

My old Logitech stick came with something as simple as what's in the pic. Doesn't need to be fancy.
http://images.geeksimages.com/images...-PB-R-unit.jpg

But honestly, you would be much better off getting a new stick.
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