[Lugstuff] Need a local source for SCSI-2 cable for external scanner.

Bob Graw III bgraw3 at mac.com
Mon Jan 11 11:37:31 EST 2010

i cannot remember the last time i hooked up an external device. i  
used to use scsi all the time for hard drives, tape drives, cd-roms,  
scanners, etc.

i probably have a cable in a box in my basement. but, there are so  
many combinations. is the scanner a big, old centronics type? or, is  
it a smaller scsi-2? there are 50-pin, 68-pin, etc. then there were  
really small, high density configurations, too. if the cable was  
attached to an apple, it probably had a 25-pin that's the same as a  
parallel cable.

the question is what connector do you have on the PC side and what  
connector is on the scanner side?

you can use the following to identify what kinds of connectors you  
need: http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/scsi/cables.htm

i've ordered lots of cables from the following company. they don't  
seem to have as many scsi cables as the used to, though...


bob graw

On Jan 11, 2010, at 10:29 AM, David F Bleil wrote:

> I am setting up a Linux system for a friend and the box has an  
> Adapteck SCSI
> card to connect to a Microtec-3 scanner. This scanner origionally  
> used an
> Apple SCSI card in the system which just died. The end on the  
> existing cable
> does not connect to the SCSI-2 connector on the new box. I am  
> looking for
> places where I can buy a replacement cable with the correct ends,  
> preferably
> locally in the Annapolis area. Failing that, I would like  
> recomendations for
> a reliable, not overly expensive source to order from.
> -- 
> David F. Bleil
> Catboat sailor from Crofton
> SUSE Linux 11.1
> This penguin can fly!
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