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Kenneth FL
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Re: Dell part # for MD1000/MD3000 debug/password reset cable?

This was amazing information! Incredibly useful - we would have paid for a cable but had a problem over Memorial Day weekend and had to have one NOW.  This was absolutely correct and worked perfect!!!  Make sure to follow the numbering as described in the post - it's not the "standard" PS/2 pin numbering although the DB-9 was the same.

Thanks so much!!!

If looking at the end of the male PS2 end of the cable with the notch at the top and facing the pins and going clockwise starting with the pin at the top right going 1-6, here are the correlations between the DB9 end and the PS2 end. The DB9 end is a female end and has the pins numbered on the end next to each hole.



2---------------------3 (RXD)

3---------------------4 (TXD)

4---------------------2 (RTS)

5---------------------5,6 (GND)


7---------------------2 (RTS)




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