SigLite 1x5 Model:T-S460-B (with serial connector)
After starting up my laptop I always need to disable->enable my com port first before the signature pad can be recognized by the computer.
I de-installed all programs which are working with the com port. But it doesn't help. On my laptop there is Windows XP Professional.
Do you have any idea?
Re: SigLite 1x5 Model:T-S460-B (with serial connector)
The problem was not the topaz pad but my laptop. I removed all software which needs the serial port and I finished all not necessary programs which were running in the back but the problem was still alive. Now I asked my administrator for more rights and I changed the name of the port from port "1" to port "3" (port "2" doesn't work). I've got the message "port 3 is already in use" but the pc accepted the exchange of the name. Afterwards I changed the portnumber in the ini.file of the Topaz Software and now it works without any problems... strange, strange.... my five colleagues who are using the same pad on the same type of laptop (Compaq nc 6120) haven't got any problems during installation of the pad.
Thanks for your interest - kind: regards Ben Gun
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Depending on the age of your computer, the COM port may not be connected or enabled.
When you start your computer, look for the command (usually DEL) to enter the BIOS.
Don't change anything but carefully search through the pages - the mouse doesn't work so you will need to use the cursor keys to move around the options.
You may find that the COM ports COM1 and COM2 are disabled in BIOS.
Selecting one of them and pressing the <RETURN> key should allow you to change the settings. Some times you just have to press the + and - buttons or the <PAGE UP> or <PAGE DOWN> buttons to enable or disable these features.
Pressing F10 on the upper row of keys should allow you to save the new settings.
You might also consider using a USB to Serial adaptor which save you a lot of trouble if you are not familiar with the BIOS system. The adaptor automatically sets itself up to communicate with the external device, in your case the scan and sew.
Use Device Manager to disable and re-enable all the USB controllers. This lets the controllers recover the USB port from its unresponsive condition. The USB controllers represent the USB ports in Device Manager. If you are not comfortable with advanced troubleshooting, try the steps in the "Workaround" section.
To disable and re-enable the USB controllers, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
Note If you are running Windows Vista, click Start, and then use the Start Search box.
Type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. Device Manager opens.
Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Note You might have to scroll down the list to find this item.
Right-click the first USB controller under Universal Serial Bus controllers, and then click Uninstall to remove it.
Repeat step 4 for each USB controller that is listed under Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Restart the computer. After the computer starts, Windows will automatically scan for hardware changes and reinstall all the USB controllers that you uninstalled.
Check the USB device to see whether it is working.
hope this helps
The Gigabyte GA-7VKMP motherboard does not support serial ATA SATA drives. Open the link provided; http://tw2005.giga-byte.com/Motherboard/Products/Products_GA-7VKMP.htm 2 x ATA 66/100/133 bus master IDE ports 1 x FDD, 2 x HDD and 1 x CD audio input IrDA(1x5) and COM2 on board GBT standard front panel 2 x USB2.0 connectors (support 4 ports by cable) You can connect the adapter below to an opened IDE port and connect a SATA 1.5 drive to your system. http://www.satagear.com/SATA-MM-A1_SATA_Adapter.html This should allow you're SATA drive to transfer data faster than the 133MHz standard IDE speed. Cheers' Mike
Your reader/writer is set up for use on 2 USB ports (hence the 9 pin connector), one port for the reader and one for the externak USB port. This has nothing to do with the port version. The long and short of it is you need a card with a matching internal header. NEVER break off a pin! Some of these headers have reversed connectons so you probably broke of one of the data pins and runed that header's ability. Typically the readers like you have come with several cables, so that they can match the headers you have available. Older motherboards and add on USB cards did not use standardized header configurations aas you seem to have found out. Your best bet at this point is contact the manufacturer of the reader and find out what brand of add on USB cards they recommend and go with that. AND AGAIN NEVER REMOVE ANY PINS FROM A HEADER !!!
By default, currently available ThinkPads come with the external serial port disabled and Infrared enabled on COM1. To use the serial port on COM1 you must either disable infrared or change infrared so that it uses alternate resources. If you are not using infrared for printing or file sharing it is recommended that it be disabled. Here are the steps to follow to enable infrared :
1. Double-click your ThinkPad Features or ThinkPad Configuration icon located in the ThinkPad folder on your desktop.
2. Locate the Infrared button located on the left-hand side of this configuration screen and click it once. (Note: If you hold your mouse pointer over any of the icons in this configuration screen the button will be identified at the bottom in the status window.)
3. Change Infrared from "Disable" to "Enable" and click "OK". 4. Locate the serial port icon and click it once. 5. Select serial port "enable" and insure that the COM PORT setting is "COM 1" and click "OK". 6. Shut down and restart the computer.
Hi there, if the MP3 player is connected to your laptop's usb port, then the usb ports of your new laptop must have been disabled. To enable this, you need to go to your Computer Management by right clicking your My Computer and choosing Manage. On the left panel, click the Device Manager. From your right, look for the Universal Serial Bus controllers, click the (+) sign to expand the list inside it. Right click each entry and choose Properties and on the General tab of each device, make sure that the "Device usage" field is shown as "enabled".
Another way to do this is enabling USB ports thru the BIOS settings. Upon bootup, login to your bios setup by pressing the Del button on your keyboard. Depending on your laptop model, other requires F2. Once you are in, go Advanced, press down arrow key to select USB and hit enter & choose Enable . Save your setting & exit to restart computer.
1.) Check your CMOS/Bios settings to see if any USB ports are disabled.
2.) If not, check to see that USB ports show in your operating system's device manager or settings. Enable them if they are disabled. Otherwise, you may need to reinstall the drivers that came with your model of notebook computer.
If using Windows XP, for example, go to Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager, Universal Serial Bus Controllers. If the latter is not present and you have USB enabled in CMOS/Bios, you will need to install the drivers. If "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" is present, look within to see if they are all enabled and working properly.
If not, re-install the drivers.
3.) If the above does not work, you may have bad USB ports that will require service by an authorized repair service for your notebook computer.
The slot located at the back of the Notebook is a DC-in port and a Battery Connector wherein you can connect the AC Adaptor and a Battery pack respectively. The port located on the extreme left on the back of the Computer with the Computer bottom facing downward is the DC-in jack and the other on the extreme right is the Battery connector. I'd forward you the link where you can download the user guide for the Computer model series to locate all other ports and controls on the Notebook.