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maxleng


Newbie


Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 3

Posted: 31 May 2010 09:52:01 pm    Post subject:

hey,

Ti connect is having trouble detect my calculator (Ti83+)

i actually have 2 cables connecting the calculator to the PC (i dont know if this is the problem) i have a USB->9 Pin Serial and then 9 pin serial to calculator.
The 9 pin serial is this one below:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120487151925&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

since my computer had no 9 pin plug i had to buy a usb adapter

anyway, i installed the drivers for the usb to serial converter with the cd that came with it, and the computer detects it when i plug it in.

just downloaded the newest Ti Connect. when i search for devices it cannot find it, even though i select the correct COM port.

Also i did not have Tilp when i was doing all this, however i installed tilp to try connect it is a terrible program so i uninstalled it (and then re-installed Ti Connect)

still no luck

any solutions as how i can get my PC to detect my calculator?

ps. i also tried that USB device manager fix but there is no Ti usb driver there at all, maybe this could be the problem?

thanks!
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Lionel Debroux


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Joined: 01 Aug 2009
Posts: 170

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 12:23:22 am    Post subject:

Some, if not all, USB - 9 pin serial adapters don't work with linking software, be it TI-Connect or TILP.
Either find a computer that has a usable 9-pin serial port, or find a "SilverLink" (pure USB) cable.
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maxleng


Newbie


Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 3

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:19:28 am    Post subject:

ah god dammit, this is so frustrating.

will try it on my ancient PC which has a 9pin

i was going to buy a silverlink but it was more expensive than the black link, but i would happily pay that extra $20 now instead of this frustration grrr

edit:

tried to use the 9pin on my old comp and no luck
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Lionel Debroux


Member


Joined: 01 Aug 2009
Posts: 170

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 12:55:57 am    Post subject:

Both TI-Connect and TILP support BlackLink.

Last edited by Guest on 02 Jun 2010 01:24:14 am; edited 1 time in total
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maxleng


Newbie


Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 3

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 05:40:55 am    Post subject:

yeah i got the black link working on the computers at uni with TI-connect

i guess 128mb ram wasnt enough to handle it on my old pc
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