Re: Commodore 65 and DIN8 cable

From: Bo Zimmerman <>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 01:32:52 -0500
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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.
> 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
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