Svideo is mini din 4, as are the adb cables used in most mac 68k and early powerpc systems. PS/2 is mini din 6, rather than 8. Mac and end-user SGI systems tended to use mini din 8's for their serial ports, with similar pinouts- similar enough that a person could use most mac serial cables on SGI systems equipped with the din8. In fact, I use an old Mac laplink cable for my origin 2000's console. -David On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM, William Levak <email@example.com> wrote: > > S-video is mini DIN 8. So are the old Apple cables. These have a > horizontal key. > > PS/2 patch cables are also mini DIN 8. These have a vertical key. > > If you can always break off the key. > > > > On Fri, 5 Feb 2016, MichaÅ~B Pleban wrote: > > Hello! >> >> A quick update: Today I tried various resistor values between GND and >> RDATA to no avail. So I decided the best solution for me would be a >> shorter cable. I got a pair of scissors and began to cut the cable into >> and shorter parts, while one of its end was still plugged into the C65. >> I wrote a simple BASIC program which tries to download the disk >> directory 100 times and gives the percentage of successful operations. >> >> Here is the success rate as a function of cable length: >> >> 100 mm - 15% >> 60 mm - 70% >> 50 mm - 90% >> 40 mm - 95% >> 30 mm - 100% >> >> Not bad - with a 30 mm cable I can read the directory reliably. SO to >> test things further, I created a 64 kB SQL file, then used the DOS COPY >> command to duplicate it, and finally used TYPE to display it on the >> screen. All the operations were performed without errors. >> >> So I conclude that a 30 mm cable does not cause any problems with disk >> operations. Perhaps it would be best to make it 25 mm just in case - the >> signals will also need to go a bit over the PCB and the flat ribbon >> cable before they reach the drive. >> >> The big question is now: where can I get a 25 mm mini-DIN8 cable? :-) >> >> Regards, >> Michau. >> >> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list >> >> > firstname.lastname@example.org > SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.lonestar.org Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-02-10 23:00:10
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