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Originally Posted by CAmey86-930 View Post
Everything you need is in the box.
Except for a proper cable. The 6AL-2 uses a (used to be) standard female 9 pin serial connection, and MSD provides a male-by-female 9 pin cable. So the user plugs the male end of the cable into the MSD box and then ... oops. They're left holding the female end of the 9 pin serial cable but looking at the 15 pin VGA and USB connections on their laptop. I have one Mac and three PC laptops and nary a one has a spot into which one can plug the female end of the cable provided by MSD. So, three different adapters later - the most recent of which is the brand and model recommended by MSD - and I still have no communication between the 6AL-2 and any of the laptops. Sure glad it's the four day Thanksgiving weekend so there's no one to talk to at MSD.
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