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I have an old polaroid sprintscan film scanner model 35/le. I want to connect it to my laptop that has 15 pin male connector and USB 2 sockets. The Scanner output is from 25 pin female connector. I need a cable to connect the scanner to laptop. Do I connect it using 25 pin male connector cable to 15 pin male connector. Or I should use 25 pinmate connectro cable to usb2. I am un able to find a supplier who would sell such cable. I am not sure which one to buy and where from. Do I need an up to date software the driver. Thnaks

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  • akhtar933 Jul 05, 2010

    Sorry. I am already awaare that i neded such cable but the problem is I can't find it from anywhere in UK. The original cable that came with it gone missing. Polaroid has discontinued this model and won't sell any part or accessory.
    Can it be connected using 25pin male to usb2 connector cable insead. If so is there such cable readily available from computer shops.


  • akhtar933 Jul 05, 2010

    i THINK THERE ARE VGA CONVERTER AVAILABLE THAT HAS 25PIN MALE TO 15 PIN FEMALE. I don'nt know if this will work if I find another cable to fit at 15 pin female end and has 15 pin male on the other end. will it solve the problem.




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You can use the 25 pin to USB converter. It is available through the following link.

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My friend ... before you do anything else ... go here and see if the printer is supported by the operating system you are using on your laptop:

If it is listed, there will be a driver in your OS or elsewhere that will drive the printer and/or additional instructions.

If you are listed, great. you will know what to do.

If you are not listed - save your time, you will not find a driver unless you make one (very few exceptions)

Now then ... if you find the hardware listed on the hardware list ... someone makes a cable or an adapter. I suspect you will find a adapter that fits into the 25 pin female and has a USB out put ... or you will find a 'print server' that will do the same. Expect to pay $40.00 or more for a server.

Good luck and thanks for your interest in

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    Hi there again, ... I see your qestion is back again ... Have you checked the hardware list as I suggested? I did - I didn't find your hardware listed under Windows 7 ... though you dont list the OS you have on your laptop, if you are tunning 7, your machine is not supported as far as I can tell.


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Hi! You will need a converter cable that has a 25 pin male connector and a 15 female connector to connect to the laptop. This may not be easy to find but there surely is. Try visiting some computer surplus parts store. THey may have what we are looking for, they always do. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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  • akhtar933 Jul 05, 2010

    Thank you for posting me solution but I have already done so, I can't find any computer shop or accessory shop who has such cable. 25 pin mate to 9 pin female is the one readily awailable. I have also tried to find gendefr connector but no success. I am stuck. I don't know if the scanner can be connected to the lap top using a cable that will have 25 pin male to usb2 end. Is there such cable readily available and will it work.

    I have got with me a 25pin male to 9 pin female cable but it can not be used because lapto has female connector of 15 pins for vga only.

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    dj_relly999 Jul 05, 2010

    There could be one available on the computer stores, might want to check it out.

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    dj_relly999 Jul 06, 2010

    Try it, it may do it.


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