[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 186
  • Last Modified:

what it's for ?

i'm an computer technician, my boss asked me to test something that i dont know what it is. that is a box like a hard disk remover. but just a differrent that put in the CD-ROM. the CD-ROM cable and power cable are supply in that box. then behind the box have one power port, one DB-25 male and one DB-25 female ports. there is a words under that ports. "To Printer" under the DB-25 female port and "To Computer" under the DB-25 male port. now my problem is what is this hardware for ? how it's function and how it's connected ? PLEASE HELP...FAST..ANY HELP WILL BE APPROACIATE !
0
plmokn
Asked:
plmokn
1 Solution
 
swwelshCommented:
Sounds like a parallel port cd-rom. You probably need a setup disk for the computer to find and install it. See if there is a manufacturer on it and look at their homepage or look them up on the net
0
 
skylab060398Commented:
Is there an FCC number on it anywhere?
0
 
BluemoonCommented:
Yeah an external parrellel port CD-rom would be my first guess to, you connect it using an parallel-poort extention lead (with an DB-25 male on one side and DB-25 female on the other and 1 to 1 connected) and connect it in serial to your printer, in other words, connect the extention lead to your computer's printer port, connect the other end to where it says 'to computer' and connect your printer-cable to where it says 'to printer'.
Your computer must probebly have an Extended printer port (EPP or something) to let it work.

Good luck, Bluemoon
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
dumbscottyCommented:
Hi,

This could also be an external ZIP drive (does it say Iomega anywhere on it?) or an external tape backup device.

What size is the slot?

Best regards,

0
 
datnCommented:
It could also be an external  portable hard drive. If there are no eject button to take out a cdrom, zip tape, or etc., it most likely is a hard drive.
0
 
plmoknAuthor Commented:
bluemoon you are right...please put your comment to answer...i'm like to give you a good grade..
0
 
theh95Commented:
Do you know from what compay????
0
 
BluemoonCommented:
Yeah an external parrellel port CD-rom would be my first guess to, you connect it using an parallel-poort extention lead (with an DB-25 male on one side and DB-25 female on the other and 1 to 1 connected) and connect it in serial to your printer, in other words, connect the extention lead to your computer's printer port, connect the other end to where it says 'to computer' and connect your printer-cable to where it says 'to printer'.
Your computer must probebly have an Extended printer port (EPP or something) to let it work.

Good luck and thanks, Bluemoon

ps. any luck connecting to it?
0
 
plmoknAuthor Commented:
yes..i got it..
0
 
BluemoonCommented:
Glad to be of service, and thanks for your grade :-)  Bluemoon
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now