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C-Pen 600C won't connect with PC for scanning

I purchased a used C-Pen 600C scanner pen that picks up text quite accurately but I can't seem to get it to connect with my PC for either uploading or scanning directly. It came with a serial cable, still in the plastic package and never used, which is all I have.

I connected the cable as instructed, turned the pen on first and then clicked on "connect" and it won't recognize the pen, other than seeing it as an infrared device (I indicated during the install I was using a cable connection). I even tinkered with the system registry in Windows XP to make sure it was finding the com port. I can tell that something's happening because it's frozen up the pen a few times. But they just won't talk to one another properly.

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