Trados dongle (Version 5) doesn't fit ports on my laptop
Thread poster: transatgees

transatgees  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:25
German to English
+ ...
Aug 8, 2005

I want to load Trados onto my recently-acquired lap-top but the dongle will not fit any of the ports on the lap-top. I would be grateful for suggestions on how to overcome this problem.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-08-08 16:24]

[Edited at 2005-08-08 16:36]


Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:25
English to German
+ ...
Which version? Aug 8, 2005

I assume that you're still using a parallel dongle - which Trados version are you using?

You may want to search this forum for 'USB dongle', 'soft license' and/or 'license file'.

Best regards,


Local time: 10:25
English to German
+ ...
Port converter cable may be a solution Aug 8, 2005

Hi! I understand that a few modern laptops have miniports (like the for a Digital camera), which can be converted into a USB port, just as a parallel port can also be converted into USB and back. It is a converting cable, the shortest version is about 1,5 Meters long, that can be of help. Good luck Brandis Typing mistakes corrected:-)

[Edited at 2005-08-08 20:51]


Rita D'Ettorre  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:25
English to Italian
a cable is not enough Aug 8, 2005

Unfortunately I encountered the same problem... I bought a cable to convert from USB to parallel but it doesn't work, still the laptop does not recognise the dongle, so I suggest you don't waste your time and money in buying a converter.
The only solution is to upgrade your version of Trados to the latest one (Trados 7) and ask for a USB dongle or a soft licence key.


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Trados dongle (Version 5) doesn't fit ports on my laptop

Advanced search

SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2017 helps translators increase translation productivity whilst ensuring quality. Combining translation memory, terminology management and machine translation in one simple and easy-to-use environment.

More info »
SDL Trados Studio 2017 only €435 / $519
Get the cheapest prices for SDL Trados Studio 2017 on

Join this translator’s group buy brought to you by and buy SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance for only €435 / $519 / £345 / ¥63000 You will also receive FREE access to Studio 2019 when released.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search