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Old 03-30-2007, 04:43 PM
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I am trying to help someone find a replacement cable on another forum. I am at a loss on this one! It looks like a regular DB9 to USB cable, except on the 'DB9' side it has 11 pins instead of 9. The pins are in 2 rows, just like a DB9.

Any ideas on what this plug is called?

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Old 03-31-2007, 05:43 AM
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What is the cable for, ie what device does it interconnect?

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Old 03-31-2007, 05:57 AM
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Have you looked on a computer parts website?

http://shopping.msn.com/results/shp/?bCatId=4509

Theres loads here!

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I am trying to help someone find a replacement cable on another forum. I am at a loss on this one! It looks like a regular DB9 to USB cable, except on the 'DB9' side it has 11 pins instead of 9. The pins are in 2 rows, just like a DB9.

Any ideas on what this plug is called?

Thanks for your time.

E
I have never seen a serial 11-pin D connector and and can not even think where such a device may be used. First, I would ask your friend to complete a pin-to pin test and record if every pin is a direct connection. Null-mode serial cables have pins 2 & 3 reversed where a straight serial cable is a direct connection. This must be a custom made type of cable which was intended for a very specific situation. Could you find out where this cabler is used and who makes the cable?
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:49 PM
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Thanks for the replies. This is for a 'dance box' thing. I guess it lights up and you dance like an idiot! I have a link to a blurry picture. http://www.ddrfitness.com/img/ddr_ninja_connector.jpg

They are telling me it looks like a DB9 to USB cable, but the DB9 end has 11 pins. Glad to know I am not crazy, because I have not heard of it either.

I have recently been trying to help some people on another forum with hardware issues, and it is a great way, in my opinion, to polish up your skills! Makes you go back to the 'is it plugged in mentality'. The simple solution is almost aways the problem.

Thanks for your help.

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contact ddr fitness or google for a ddr cables
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Thanks for the replies. This is for a 'dance box' thing. I guess it lights up and you dance like an idiot! I have a link to a blurry picture. http://www.ddrfitness.com/img/ddr_ninja_connector.jpg

They are telling me it looks like a DB9 to USB cable, but the DB9 end has 11 pins. Glad to know I am not crazy, because I have not heard of it either.

I have recently been trying to help some people on another forum with hardware issues, and it is a great way, in my opinion, to polish up your skills! Makes you go back to the 'is it plugged in mentality'. The simple solution is almost aways the problem.

Thanks for your help.

Eric
Eric, I used my magnifying glass on that image, and I only counted 9 pins and do not see 11. Are you sure it is 11 pins??
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I've just blown the image up and I see 9 pins too!

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I don't have access to the plug. It is someone on the interweb. I thought it was a DB9. It may be a standard one, or some custom pinout job. Don't know.

Thanks for the replies! I will have them verify the pin number.

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