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Joined: 10 Sep 2009
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Posted: 11 Sep 2009 06:18:15 pm    Post subject:

I have a TI 84+ SE and the only cable that i own for it is the USB cable. I have a windows 95 and therefore "TI Connect" wont install on it. I looked around in TI
graph link and didnt see anything that looked like it would let me connect a USB cable. Anyway, i need a program that can send data to my calculator from my windows 95 via the USB cable. Yes... my computer has USB support and ive already installed the driver for the calculator.

If this isnt feasable, im also willing to try building a homemade link for the I/O port. I have all sorts of components but id prefer not to get too fancy.
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Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 39

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 06:23:35 pm    Post subject:

You are going to be out of luck for USB on Windows 95. However, you can either build your own homemade link (check or get one of the black graph link cables (serial port) and you can use the old TI GRAPH LINK software.

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Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 116

Posted: 11 Sep 2009 09:47:30 pm    Post subject:

One calender year is equal to about ten computer years . . . so that makes your computer about 140 years old. Do you have any tin types of when it young hanging on the wall?

I'm surprised a computer that old even has a USB port. By now that thing has got to be onerously slow. Your registry must be in taters. Your hard drive is probably more fragmented than Friedrich Nietzsche's mind. Say, is that the sound of Yeti I hear coming from it. . . .
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Joined: 17 Apr 2007
Posts: 1233

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 11:58:33 am    Post subject:

Hey DrD'nar, don't be dissing the classics I have a win98 machine that until recently I used on a regular basis. But yeah your best bet would be to build your own link, the parallel link and others are shit easy to make and there are many dos compatible programs that work with them. I'd suggest the Serial Link because you can use TI's graphlink 83 plus software with it, but there are many other programs that work with all of those cables.
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Joined: 10 Sep 2009
Posts: 28

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 04:24:09 pm    Post subject:

Does it HAVE to be a zenner diode? i probably have some in my box-o-krud but i dont think i could distinguish it from a regular diode. I can however distinguish any "normal" Si or Ge diodes lolz.
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Joined: 22 Aug 2008
Posts: 472

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 05:41:27 pm    Post subject:

I'd say your best bet would be to install a real operating system. :P

(You could also try TiLP - I think it actually still supports Windows 95, though I have no idea about the USB support. Maybe try one of the older, non-libusb versions.)
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Joined: 23 Feb 2006
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Posted: 12 Sep 2009 05:47:18 pm    Post subject:

Yes, it absolutely has to be a zener diode. These diodes have the special property of conducting "backwards" when the voltage across them is above their rated breakdown voltage. This allows them to act as regulators. RS232 ports nominally swing between -15V and +15V (and are required to support up to -25V/+25V) which would fry a calculator's link port.
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