From: Bill Pratt (billp117_at_isomedia.com)
Date: Fri Jun 13 1997 - 16:21:35 EDT
Use Win/95, and you should have now problem. Go to the 701 setup (Fn+F1)
and set the external port to com-2. You should have no problem. If you
have Win/95 installed and it does not work, go to (right click) My
Computer, properties, device manager, and remove the Comm ports. When you
restart Win/95 it will find the Comm ports and turn them on.
> From: John Kim <kim_at_mak.com>
> To: behildre <behildre_at_cpis.net>
> Cc: Thinkpad <thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu>
> Subject: Re: Epson PC 500 Digital Camera
> Date: Friday, June 13, 1997 11:01 AM
> On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, behildre wrote:
> > I recently bought a PC 500 Digital camera. I took a few snapshops,
> > ...
> > I thought it would be good to use my Thinkpad 701C so I could go
> > I have 12 Meg memory, enough hard drive space disk drive (the little
> > external that came with it) and the, I guess it is a dock, little clip
> > thing that goes across the back and allows me to use an external
> > and a printer. I have used it for both of those, so I guess that works
> > I need a serial port....I though the mouse port in the back on the dock
> > would work. It didn't.
> The 701 doesn't have a serial plug built into it. The dock
> does. It's the 9-pin port. The mouse port is a PS/2 plug,
> which just happens to have the same pinout as a Macintosh serial
> plug, which means you're probably using the Macintosh serial
> cable that came with your camera. You should be using the PC
> serial cable, which ends in a DB9 or DB25 plug.
> > Do I have to disable the eraser head, am I in the wrong port? any
> With the dock attached, the 701 has more ports than IRQs. You
> may have to disable the internal modem or IR port to get the
> serial port to work, although in my experience Windows has
> either 1) not cared, or 2) randomly chosen to let it work or
> A good (faster) option for digital cameras is to invest the
> money in a flash card (although I don't think the Epson PC500
> supports flash cards). The card is just a PCMCIA linear or ATA
> memory card that'll work just fine in a laptop. You'll be able
> to trasfer data with it much faster than over a serial cable.
> Just pop it out of the camera and into your computer, then copy
> the pictures off it as if it were a hard drive.
> You may want to borrow/buy the Jeteye serial IR adapter and see
> if you can get the camera to drive it. The 701 *does* have a
> serial IR port built in.
> John H. Kim
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