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Old 11-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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Rocket eBook - How do i connect my Rocket eBook to my MacBook?

After solving my Lost Charger Problem, i have only one unsolved problem left. How do i connect my eBook with my Macbook? First thing, i have no mac-software for the ebook und second problem i don't have a serial part. Now i bought a serial to usb adapter wich works on a windows pc (i tested it) and i started rocket librarian with darwine (windows emulator), but the software doesn't recognize the serial port.

Any ideas anyone?
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:49 AM   #2
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I saw this on the ebook mall site. IIRC there used to be a mac adapter for the device. I doubt you will find one though, except maybe on Ebay.


Macintosh Computer

- Power Macintosh (Power PC 601 or higher)
- Mac OS 8.5 or higher
- 16MB RAM recommended
- 10MB available hard disk space
- One available serial port (USB only machine will require a serial-to-USB adapter)

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Old 11-22-2009, 02:05 AM   #3
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Hi jahfaby!

While cleaning up for upcoming visitors, I came across my old Rocket eBook from NuvoMedia. I would like to know how to connect it to my MacBook running Mac OS X v10.6. The items in the box were complete except that the Quickstart Guide, User's Guide and, most importantly, the RocketLibrarian CD were missing. There was a Keyspan 9-pin serial to USB connector in the box, also. The Mac computer I had this software on is long gone. After searching the web all day, I couldn't find a way to do set it up. Fortunately, I still had a Windows XP desktop in my office that I had used for some contract work a few years ago. I was able to find a site called REB1200 for Dummies and it had the a link to the image of a REB1100 install CD and I was able to download that. I couldn't get the Keyspan converter to work, but the Windows XP desktop had an unused 8-pin serial port in the back and after setting the eBook Librarian software to COM1, my Rocket eBook connected. I stopped trying to get my serial to USB connector working after it worked with the serial port.

I know that this only works if you have a Windows XP computer and you may not have access to one with the 8-pin serial port. I hope you are able to eventually get the serial to USB converter to work under the Windows emulator you have. I still would like to know if someone can get everything working with a MacBook!

Good luck.

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Old 07-06-2010, 04:43 AM   #4
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Hej Greg, sorry that i answer that late, but i have no news. I still have no idea how connect the REB to a Macintosh. But i'm working on it!
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