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MX700 serial cable & USB adaptor questions
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Post 1 made on Wednesday March 21, 2007 at 23:02
Jeff Goos
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Just got a used MX700 from a friend. However he did not have the serial cable. Is there anything special about this cable? I've seen generic PC serial to headphone cables before and wondering if I picked one up at my local hardware junk store if it would work. Do I need to buy the URC cable?

Also, what is a good USB to serial adaptor? My one serial port is taken.

Thanks.
Post 2 made on Thursday March 22, 2007 at 14:07
Surf Remote
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The MX-700 has a specific pinout that you must use. You can make your own cable with the directions here, buy one from URC or use a Tivo serial cable.

For an adapter, Belkin F5U109 or the Keyspan high-speed model (don't have the model number handy).

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OP | Post 3 made on Friday March 23, 2007 at 01:20
Jeff Goos
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Thanks Mike. You are again the man with the answers to my questions.
Post 4 made on Sunday March 25, 2007 at 18:41
8ate8
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I have extras lying around if you don't want to have to make one. $9 shipped.
Post 5 made on Sunday April 1, 2007 at 13:40
ken snyder
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Would you considering shipping to the UK? Happy to pay more.
Post 6 made on Friday June 13, 2014 at 12:32
conker
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Do you still have this cable?
Post 7 made on Friday June 13, 2014 at 13:43
hdtvluvr
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Post 8 made on Thursday July 16, 2020 at 06:19
jrockow
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I realize this is an old thread, but I think my question belongs here.
I'm trying to program my MX700 with a new USB to Serial adapter I picked up on eBay, but am getting an error code: 102-17UU-0000.
"Either the comm port setting is incorrect (Communications Menu) or the cable is defective."
I'm using WIN 7 and if I plug the cable directly into the comm port it works fine.
The new adapter shows up as "USB-SERIAL CH340 (COM1)".
Earlier in this thread I read to use "Belkin F5U109 or the Keyspan high-speed model". Only found this after my new adapter didn't work.
If no one can offer a solution for my current adapter, can anyone confirm that either of the above mentioned adapters still work.
Thanx!
Post 9 made on Thursday July 16, 2020 at 12:58
Brad Humphrey
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Serial adapters are very finicky devices. That is why those 2 models specifically are mentioned - they always work.
The Keyspan USA-19HS is the more popular one:
[Link: amazon.com]
Post 10 made on Monday July 27, 2020 at 12:24
Raoul99
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It's true that some will not work. I've been using the SABRENT USB 2.0 To SERIAL ADAPTER (CB-DB9P) for years and it's worked flawlessly on both Win 7 & Win 10. They're available on Amazon & Ebay (I just picked up a spare on Ebay CHEAP from a good seller.) I don't know if we're allowed to link to other sites sales here....

Also, if you continue to have trouble, you need to change your COM port settings.

Hope this helps...


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