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If you can use a 15-pin foot pedal with an adapter with Transnet

Posted By: Wondering MT on 2008-01-04
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Account says they use an IN-BMG (15-pin) foot pedal with a USB adapter. Can you also use a 9-pin with an adapter? Account manager wasn't sure. I really hate to buy another foot pedal for a new account if I don't have to. Does anyone at all know if this will work?

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Thanks for your reply. I am not very technical when it comes to these things. So what you are saying is that in order to use Express Scribe, you have to have a 9 pin serial foot pedal? If so, I will go on ebay and try to get one since I need to test for several companies..I have never tested on line before. Thanks for your help.


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I have a problem and need to see if it has ever happened to anyone else.  My dog chewed off the cord to my foot pedal (long story). Computer said there was a power surge when it happened. Now I cannot get any foot pedal to work on computer. It will connect for a second and then disconnect, I keep hearing the windows ta dunk sound I call it.  The local computer people sounded like they thought I was crazy when I called them.  If anyone has any suggestions I sure need them. I am trying to do my files by the hand control and it is driving me crazy.
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This does not sound good. first, try to reboot and see if that helps. if not, it does not sound very promising as usually a power surge means that something was fried out inside your computer. How was it plugged in? USB? or 9 pin or 15 pin? If it was USB, can you try a different port to see if it will work there? If not, then this sounds pretty serious and you may have to get either a new foot pedal or hopefully nothing worse. good luck.
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It is USB, I have 2 ports have tried both, the printer works fine in either one of the ports, That is really crazy I know.  I have rebooted, plugged and unplugged.  I don't think this a problem that our local computer guys are going to be able to fix either.  Is it possible to take ports out of an old computer and install them in the current computer. I have 2 extra computers here, but they don't have the work software on it. I am just about as frustrated as I can get right now.  It seems like I have lots of luck, all bad.
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Yes I tried another pedal.  In fact I have tried 2.  Thanks for answering, makes me feel good that someone is out that.  I wonder if I am the only one this has every happened to. The one that the dog chewed on he chewed the cord completley in to.  That is the only thing he chewed up while I was gone too. It was payback.  Any one what a jack russell terrier?  As I am working with the hand clicking I keep hearing the kerplunk sound because the last foot pedal that I tried is still hooked up.  I am going to see if my son can install me a new USB port, but I don't know if that will do it either. I have searched for the Infinity foot pedal web site and did not find it and did a general search about foot pedal problems and came up with nothing like what I have.  I tried out express scribe the free version and could not get any foot pedal to work with it, but the printer works in either USB port. There has to be a glitch in the computer programing, I even tried doing a restore with no luck.  I need a big 4 leaf clover or something.
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Dog is fine, bouncing all over house as usual.  He chewed the wire competely into right at the nub where it connects and goes into the box. Have you ever taken a foot pedal apart? There is sure not much in them.  The foot pedals are plug and play type that just go into the USB with no software and the USB port works fine for my printer when I put it in either port.  I might try doing a clean up of registry to see if that is affecting.  The only thing that I have come up with after all day is maybe the foot pedals I have here are bad too, but one of them is brand new. The dog is chewing on a vienna sausage can right now, maybe he is part goat.  The computer place never did return my call, I didn't figure they would know about foot pedals any how.  Talk about a headache. I am getting another foot pedal fed ex to me tomorrow so will have to try that.
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I will try that. It is calling the foot pedal an unknown human interface device.
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I did the uninstall thing and got a this device cannot start code 10. I have the feeling this is a Windows problem now. Maybe I should learn to repair computers instead of using them.