troubleshooting Question

Connecting to Cisco Catalyst 2960 Console Port

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I've got a switch I need to get into and troubleshoot.  On the front it says Catalyst 2960G Series.  On the back it doesn't have an RJ-45 Console connection -- It has a Serial DB-9 / DE-9 / COM / Whatever port!  I have a cable that goes Serial-to-Serial and tried different Baud Rates and other settings to no avail.  All our other switches (and all other Cisco equipment I've been on) use a Serial-to-RJ45 cable.  What is weird is that the data sheets that I could find for this series of switch only has manuals saying to use a Serial-to-RJ45 cable provided with the switch.

Does anybody have any insight into this?  Seen this before?  Do I need a special Cisco serial cable?

More about the switch: It's got 20 ports plus 4 combo ports [Ethernet or fiber].
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