Has anyone here attempted a motherboard swap; 8600 to a 8600c, or a D800 to a 8600c, to restore the Serial and Parallel ports. Were there any issues?
I still can't believe what an IDIOTIC decision it was on Dell's part to remove both ports, without adding anything, like maybe an extra USB, etc. Pure GREED to save a few extra dollars. Then on top of that, discontinue the model a few months later. I really wish I could meet the "brained one" who thought of it!!
Thanks again for your help and info. I have decided to go with the 8600 as opposed to the D800; only because the 8600 motherboard appears to be less expensive on ebay the the D800. An extra USB would be nice, though.
Thanks again mich43L!!