37-pin SCSI Printer Card?

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a printer here (technically an engraver) which connects to a PC using a 37-pin scsi controller card.

I'm trying to put together a spare system in case this one goes down but I'm having trouble sourcing such a card, since it's VERY legacy.

Is there any place where I might find something like that or does anyone have alternative advice, such as a converter or something similar? (there are no USB/Serial etc. ports on the printer, just a 37-pin female port
Question by:deltex141
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    Looks like 37-pin serial (RS-449) - not SCSI

    And I looked at serial cards, all the ones with your DB37 port are multiple head cards (like 4 serial ports or 8 ports). So I would say you could try a card like this:

    But I definitely can't say for sure that will work. More than likely that card came with the engraver, and there's a good possibility that it's proprietary. You could try contacting the engraver manufacturer...

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    It turned out to be in fact a proriotery card, thanks!

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