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Old 02-02-2002, 03:18 PM
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Ok, here's the deal. I'm getting ready to put in an order for LS1 Edit, but my laptop was built in the days of the Flintstones, so it doesn't meet the minimum requirements. Being my usual frugal (cheap) self, I'm trying to avoid having to buy a $1,000 laptop to make a $550 program work. I was figuring on using my desktop computer if the cables are long enough. How long are the cables and such that come with LS1 Edit? Long enough to do something like this?

If not, does anybody know a reputable place to find a cheap laptop?
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Old 02-02-2002, 03:25 PM
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I don't have mine yet but the cable should be a standard 9-pin serial connector. Just go buy an extension. Considering that there's no real-time on-the-fly adjustments, the desktop machine should work fine for you.
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Old 02-02-2002, 06:42 PM
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A laptop for real time logging is invaluable. YOu can pick up a P133 machine used for around 200+ dollars.

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[quote]Originally posted by ChrisB:
<strong>A laptop for real time logging is invaluable. YOu can pick up a P133 machine used for around 200+ dollars.

Chris</strong><hr></blockquote>

I was assuming that his laptop met the requirements for Autotap (or something similar), just not LS1-Edit (which does not support "real-time").
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Actually, I have a Tech2 for the real time and such. Sounds like I'm good to go.

Pardon my ignorance here. I've been wrenching on cars for 20 years, but when it comes to computers I'm still dangerous... but I'm learning. <img src="gr_emb.gif" border="0"> Now, the Tech1 and Tech2's "RS232" port looks more like an oversize phone cord, rather than a typical 9-pin or 25-pin connector. What exactly is "RS232"? I was thinking that "RS232" was a particular type of cable or connector, but now I'm gathering that it must be some sort of a communication standard rather than a type of cable or connector. Am I on the right track now?

Thanks for the input.

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[quote]Originally posted by Riptide:
<strong>Actually, I have a Tech2 for the real time and such. Sounds like I'm good to go.

Pardon my ignorance here. I've been wrenching on cars for 20 years, but when it comes to computers I'm still dangerous... but I'm learning. <img src="gr_emb.gif" border="0"> Now, the Tech1 and Tech2's "RS232" port looks more like an oversize phone cord, rather than a typical 9-pin or 25-pin connector. What exactly is "RS232"? I was thinking that "RS232" was a particular type of cable or connector, but now I'm gathering that it must be some sort of a communication standard rather than a type of cable or connector. Am I on the right track now?

Thanks for the input.

[ February 03, 2002: Message edited by: Riptide ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

This might help you.
RS-232-port Information

You will find information on computers and such here this is a great spot to start learning.
www.tomshardware.com

Hope this is of some help.
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Yep, that cleared it up.

Thanks for the info.
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For both LS1_Edit and AutoTap, you'll need a 9-pin RS232 port (9 pin male D-shaped connector on the back of the computer).

I have not tested LS1_Edit with a USB to RS232 converter yet, but I know that LT1_Edit works with them (for those who have very new laptops that sometimes don't include an RS232 port, that is an option). I tested a Belkin F5U103 USB to RS232 adapter under Windows2000 and Win98SE and found that LT1_Edit (the OBDI software) worked with both of them. Now, whether or not it'll work with LS1_Edit, I do not know.

I'd try it out again, but I had to disable my USB port to get my CDRW to burn CD's <img src="images/icons/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> I just love Windoze.

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