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GeoPort Printer Port adapter???

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I have a PowerMac 8500/120.  I have TWO GeoPorts on it.  One for a modem, one for a PRINTER.  "Experts" are telling me this is not true, but, I have the book and computer in front of me with this port existing in plain sight.  I am DESPERATE to find an adapter for my printer.  I want to hook an 8-pin serial cable into this retarded 9 pin GeoPort.  Is there such an adapter in existence, and how can I get my hands on one.  This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever come across.  This GeoPort is so obscure.  Nobody knows what I am talking about.  I NEED HELP, PLEASE!!!!!
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Yes it's true you DO have two Geoports, most macs do. You DON"T need an adapter. The Geoports are fast serial ports that are compatible with Geoport and Localtalk cables. You can go ahead and plug in your 8pin serial cable into the port, the port will accept it . If you look at a regular 8pin localtalk serial cable you will notice that the pin pattern  matches up with the Geoport  port pattern . There is a space (between 5th and 6th pin)where the "ninth" pin would be on the serial cable. Trust me, just plug your 8pin cable in and you're good to go. Make sure its an 8pin cable though.
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AN 8pin LOCALTALK SERIAL CABLE that is....
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