Re: C64 new joystick cables source

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 14:14:09 +0200
Message-ID: <62F837844F2A4402841BEC3F69BA806E@ryds>
groepaz wrote:

>> If you are blindly trying to find the hole and have the connector at an
>> angle, then you can hit every pin at once with the corner of the
>> connector. The c64 probably won't like that.
> i have accidently killed a VIC20 (well, the VIC chip) by doing that last 
> week.

I'm sorry for your loss. If you had been buying knockoff Genesis controllers 
at $2 each including shipping from China instead of repurposing RS-232 
cables at $7 each, the short circuit would be less likely to happen.

I know which solution I would prefer, financially and practically, even if 
it is not Made in the U.S.A.

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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