No Serial Ports on my Mac

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  1. cslewis macrumors 6502a

    cslewis

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    I have an old scanner with a serial port that I need to use. (My regular scanner is broken). However, my mac does not have a port. Is there a serial port to USB or firewire adapter you would recommend? If there is no adapter you know of, how are scanner prices lately?

    Thanks!
     
  2. hitchhiker macrumors newbie

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  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    Scanners, even good scanners, are dirt cheap now. I've had a Canon Lide 30 for about a year and it's great. Fastest scanner I've ever had and it's powered off the USB bus. Plus it's small and light. $80. None of my previous scanners were this good and they all cost over $200.

    The reason I say how good and cheap the scanners are these days is because any adaptor you can find (they may actually exist--I'm vaguely remembering something) will cost about as much as a new scanner and the results will be a little sketchy.
     
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  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    I've got this. I use it for BASIC Stamp programming (sometimes).
     

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