SCSI to USB cable

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  1. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Hello,
    I am looking for a SCSI2 to USB cable and so far, no one has one. I looked at Cables2Go with no luck. What I have is a HP ScanJet 4C Scanner (I know it's old, but it works flawlessly) with 2 different SCSI ports. See below for more detailed info:

    HPSJ-SCSI-Port1.jpg HPSJ-SCSI-Port2.jpg

    I just need to connect this scanner to my Toshiba Laptop. I originally had a desktop with an Adaptec SCSI card, but since my desktop died, this is my situation. I would really appreciate any and all suggestions, besides purchasing a new less expensive scanner.
    :p
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    Thank You in advance...
     
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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Hard to find!

    The 25pin SCSI1 cable (that's the smaller connector in your pics), was mainly used on the old Mac's. On PC the MD50 SCSI2 cables were longtime standard.

    From the MD50, there was a few years ago an MD50 to USB Converter Cable available. Didn't saw for some time any of that anymore.

    Just to be honest, I may could get such cable from a friend (have to check tmorroMondayay)) but those cables are very expensive and it would may be cheaper to buy a new USB Scanner!
     
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  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    These cables still go on ebay for over $400

    For me it was cheaper & easier to build old PC with PCI slot & fit old Adaptec card in it!
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Oh, oh!

    The price for a new one was about THB 2,000 (max) in Thailand (~US$ 70)! $400 is unacceptable.

    A new USB Scanner would be the way to go!

    Or, what would be also possible, find it on an IT-Flea Market!!
     
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  5. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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  6. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Can you give me an estimate? I have no idea what you call expensive, over $100.00?
    Thanks
     
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  7. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Okay, I tried that and 3 MoBo (ASUS) were dead when I put everything together. The MoBo green light went on, but no video or and beeps to indicate that there was something wrong.
     
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  8. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Okay, I can go with your first option, he price for a new one was about THB 2,000 (max) in Thailand (~US$ 70)! $400 is unacceptable. I can afford that. Can you supply me with the details, in Private email, if needed.
    THANK YOU! :worthy:
     
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  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I'll check with my friend today and let you know by PM he still have or could supply that 'toy'! No promise of success!!
     
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  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    In the meantime, I talked to my friend, and sadly he does not has any of that Converter Cable anymore (for years already)!

    Anyway, I would suggest that you instead buy a new USB Scanner, which will serves you for some years to come, although on newer hardware and Laptops.
     
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