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    Win7 : Smart Board : Not Recognised. HELP

    We have a SMART Board 400 or 500,an old one! Connects via serial to USB. Just introduced a new Win7 Dell lappy into the classroom, but I cant get the board to be recognised by the lappy. I have tried both version 9.5 and 10 of the Smartboard software and all of the settings, but to no avail!

    Can someone help me out please?

    I think I need to find a serial to usb driver!

    Any recommendations / suggestions greatly appreciated.

    EN4

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    can anyone help me out please x?

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    Are you using the smart usb to serial cable? Or have you just plugged a serial to usb connector on the end of the normal smart serial cable?

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    Hi, I am using the Smart usb to serial cable.

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    Have you tried this on an xp machine or another windows 7 machine to rule out the laptop. Also version 11 of the smartboard software is out. Not sure if the 400 series boards work with it but i know it works with windows 7 and the 500 series boards

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    Quote Originally Posted by EN4CER View Post
    We have a SMART Board 400 or 500,an old one! Connects via serial to USB. Just introduced a new Win7 Dell lappy into the classroom, but I cant get the board to be recognised by the lappy. I have tried both version 9.5 and 10 of the Smartboard software and all of the settings, but to no avail!

    Can someone help me out please?

    I think I need to find a serial to usb driver!

    Any recommendations / suggestions greatly appreciated.

    EN4
    Did you actually install the "product drivers" not the main notebook program? If it's brand new laptop, won't work with just notebook installed on USB.

    10.8 for Windows - SMART Technologies

    That's 10.8, but if you want 11 etc it's on their site too. Just assuming from youur comment you want the older one

    Steve

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    Do you know what Steve, you might have a point. A few people have had a go and solving the problem before me. Downloading now and will try when onsite next week.

    Thank You

    EN4

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    Quote Originally Posted by EN4CER View Post
    Do you know what Steve, you might have a point. A few people have had a go and solving the problem before me. Downloading now and will try when onsite next week.

    Thank You

    EN4
    Hopefully it's that, if so nice and simple

    Did it before, spend ages trying to work it out, then realise you're just missing a bit which doesnt come with main notebook softare hehe.

    Let us know how it goes!

    Steve

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    If this doesn't resolve it take a look at the usb devices in Device Manager. You should have a specific Smart driver for the usb-serial converter but I've had instances where there was a generic driver in places and the Smart one wouldn't go over the top. If you only have the generic one, try removing it and rebooting with the board connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    If this doesn't resolve it take a look at the usb devices in Device Manager. You should have a specific Smart driver for the usb-serial converter but I've had instances where there was a generic driver in places and the Smart one wouldn't go over the top. If you only have the generic one, try removing it and rebooting with the board connected.
    Hi Laser, the problem is i have no driver showing for this device.



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