Mum's tired old LC575, running system 7.5, has a broken floppy drive and a broken modem, and she wants me to get a few hundred pages of typed text off it.
I am trying to make a serial connection to my PC, using the parellel port - Clarisworks looks like it can do it, making a serial connection through the parallel port, and using the Xmodem transfer protocol... but everytime I connect up the serial cable, the Mac freezes.
With hardware I'm not really sure what I'm doing, I have tried a 25pin - 9 pin serial cable, and also a serial to parallel converter device - both make the Mac freeze.
I looked at the voltages on the Mac's parallel port, they seem to be all around 2.8V - maybe this is the problem as RS232 should be +/-10V...
Does anyone know the simplest solution here?