Cable needed from Acer 1240UT scanner base to Transparency Adaptor

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Sympatico, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Sympatico

    Sympatico Guest

    My father puchased this scanner with a TA so he could scan old photos and
    negatives. One of the 9 pins in the Mini Din connector borke off and so I
    need to replace it. The TA is the whole cover and will scan a transparent
    object up to about 6 by 8 inches.

    I have been able to get a new connector but cannot figure out the colour
    codes for connecting the pins. The back of the connector was filled with
    parafin wax to keep the leads separated, so the only way I could get that
    out was to burn it but then the leads burned, too and I did not get the

    I tried dealing with Benq who took over from Acer Peripherals but they were
    unable to provide the cable. They also would not provide schematic info to
    connect the leads.

    ANy help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!

    Thanks and enjoy the Winter Season!

    Jim Walker
    Sympatico, Jan 13, 2004
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  2. Sympatico

    Sympatico Guest

    Very detailed and it would help if it only had 4 more leads.

    Mine uses all 9 pins on the Mini DIN and has a 2x5 connector at the other
    end with one spot filled in with plastic.

    Hindsight says I should have done the ohmmeter trick too;-((

    Thanks for trying!

    Thanks and enjoy the Winter!

    Jim Walker
    Sympatico, Jan 14, 2004
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