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15th July 2008, 05:10 PM #1
Quickest way to test a Smartboard is working?
We have been given a 77" Smartboard., no fixings etc but we do have a set of pens we can use from another board. The board has no cables etc. What is the quickest way i can find out if the board works? The board has a little dent but the membrane does not look broken.
What leads do i need as a minumum to connect to it as i can only see what looks like a VGA connection?
15th July 2008, 05:52 PM #2
Just the smartboard cable should be enough. That is what plugs into the port that looks like a vga port. Connect to a PC with the SMART software installed and see if it detects fine. Then put the pens or anything in the trays to fool the sensors and see if it works.
15th July 2008, 10:40 PM #3
So a normal GA cable is no good then?
Last edited by Kyle; 15th July 2008 at 10:41 PM.
Reason: poor spelling
16th July 2008, 12:13 AM #4
No its got its own cable type, its a Serial connector still I think on the newer boards and that either goes to a serial port on the other end or a USB Convertery thingy.
16th July 2008, 12:31 AM #5
The older boards are Serial to USB and the newer boards are USB - USB (like the Printer one)
16th July 2008, 08:54 AM #6
the older, older boards are serial to serial, with a PS/2 hookup connector for power.
16th July 2008, 09:09 AM #7
Yeh but you can use the Smart serial-USB cable on those just fine.
16th July 2008, 09:55 AM #8
Given that its a 77" though, its unlikely to have an old,old,old connector
16th July 2008, 03:19 PM #9
Learn something new every day. Have done this fine on a couple of 5yo+ 500 series boards with no issues. Will keep it in mind in the future.
17th July 2008, 04:04 PM #10
I just use the 3 yrs wattery. If it don't work, guy turns up the same\next day and swaps it for a new(er) one.
3yrs as well! (I think it's now 5yrs)
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