Re: Commodore 1901 Monitor?

From: Mikael Holm (
Date: 2002-10-30 09:40:30


My guess would also be that pin 7 is unconnected internally in the monitor.
It's likely that it is so, because my monitor works fine. (And by the way,
the 1901 is a RGBI and PAL monitor, not NTSC.)

// Mikael

On 29-Oct-02, Mikael Holm wrote:

>>>The D-9 connector? What cable do I need to use that from my C128? Just a
>>>cable with a D-9 in both ends that connects pin 1 on the C128 to Pin 1
>>>the monitor, etc?

>>The DB9 _MUST_ have pin 7 disconnected (usually at the C=128 end)!
>>Else the Composite MONO video will confuse the 1901 decoder chip.
>>But all other wires are straight through.

>The cable I use now connects all pins from the C128 to all pins on the
>and it works fine...
>What do you mean would happen when Composite Mono video will confuse the
>1901? It seems to work fine for me.

I do not have specific schematics for the 1901 but on some RGBI or CGA
monitors including the 1902, 2002, some 1084s, if there is a signal
on Pin 7 which carries combined horizontal and vertical sync with
NTSC analog composite video, the chips on the circuit board do not have
a way to tell which sync signal(s) to use.  It maybe that your 1901 has
pin 7 un-connected internally.

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