Toshiba PDR-M1 - pin assignments for serial cable?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Ian Roberts, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Ian Roberts

    Ian Roberts Guest


    I need to make up a serial cable for a Toshiba PDR-M1.

    If anyone knows the pin assignments from the 9 pin D connector to the 2.5mm
    plug I'd be very grateful.

    Toshiba UK have been unable to provide this info and they no longer have
    stock of the cables

    Thanks for any info.

    Ian Roberts, Sep 23, 2003
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    JC Dill Guest

    I have a Toshiba laptop and I bought it because of a different
    experience a friend had. She bought a Sony Vaio thru an eBay seller,
    completing the transaction in person (both were in San Francisco).
    About 6 months later the hard drive died. Even though she had sent in
    the warranty card and received all of Sony's spam that it triggered,
    Sony now decided that her laptop purchase did not come with a warranty
    and told her the drive was not covered.

    She opened the laptop and removed the dead hard drive. It was made by
    Toshiba. She called Toshiba and told them she had a dead drive. They
    had her read the serial number off the drive, and then told her it had
    a 3 year warranty. They asked her for a credit card to pay for the
    shipping, and she had a new drive 2 days later, along with a label for
    shipping back the dead drive. If she didn't return the dead drive
    within 14 days, they would then charge her card for the replacement
    drive they had sent to her without pre-payment. She was never asked
    to produce a receipt. Toshiba simply warranties their drives based on
    the serial number and manufacturing date. IMHO, that's excellent
    customer service. I'll never buy from Sony.

    JC Dill, Sep 24, 2003
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    Matt Guest

    If it's a stereo jack style (and I think it must be, as I can't see
    any way to work with only 2 wires)

    The BODY is almost certainly common - pin 5 ground
    The other 2 will be to pin 2 and pin 3 (RXD and TXD)

    If you can get any reading on a meter, the one which is driven by the
    camera (in transfer mode) goes to pin 2.

    Standard serial outputs should survive shorting or output to output
    connections - not sure if the camera port would be as forgiving - up
    to you if you try winging it one way and then the other.
    Matt, Sep 27, 2003
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