Serial port died
September 18, 2006 1:44 AM Subscribe
What to do about a serial port failure?
posted by cbrody to computers & internet (8 answers total)
I use a serial port to synchronise my ancient Palm Vx with an almost as ancient Compaq Prosignia PC. The serial port has stopped working since I recently moved house. As I know very little about electronics, I see little point in opening up the PC and trying to rectify what might be, for example, a loose connection or faulty resistor.
I figure my options are either to install a PCI serial port controller or replace the entire motherboard / processor etc. (which it's high time I did anyway as the PC is a struggling PIII). What would you do?