On 3/15/2016 7:01 PM, Anders Carlsson wrote: > Bo Zimmerman wrote: > >> The AppleTalk cable was a complete failure. >> >> The connectors look identical, right? The AppleTalk cable was only 3 >> feet compared to the 10 foot 1521 cable. >> >> When the cable was connected without the 1565, the computer could no >> longer even see the drive. > As far as I understand, there are at least three internally different > pinouts on the AppleTalk 8-pin mini-DIN. > > http://www.interfacebus.com/Apple_MiniDIN_PinOut.html > > Assuming those are straight connected (TXD to TXD etc) it still is > possible that some pins might be NC in your cable, which might be an > issue when used as a drive cable between the Commodore 65 and floppy > drive, in case it expects all wires to be connected. > > Best regards > Yea, I tried a continuity check on the AppleTalk cable, and about half the pins were properly paired end-to-end. I didn't bother trying to find out how where the non-matched pins went, as the cable was suddenly so much shielded 8-conductor garbage wire to me after that. The 1521 cable was, of course, "straight connected" as you put it .. all 8 pins. Ah well, sorry to waste yalls time on that. - Bo > Anders Carlsson > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-03-17 07:00:12
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