Has anybody ever connected a computer to a Thermo Scientific Genesys 10S Spectrophotometer without their (costly!) software? I'd like to pull absorbance data off of it to perform analyses. There are several ways I could think of to do this:
- A USB flash drive could be plugged into the front of the instrument, but none of my drives are recognized by the spectrophotometer.
- The PC could be connected as an external printer, but I haven't found a way to receive the data without ThermoFisher's software.
- The PC could be connected as an external printer, but set the instrument to believe it is a PCL format printer. Could the data be intercepted and converted to a usable form?
I appreciate your input.