Video connectors (was: CGA Modes (Wuz: Win 3.0))

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Date: Wed Feb 4 03:11:02 1998

> Allison J Parent wrote:

Big snip!

> > Allison
> Especially from the experience of the AT&T (Olivetti) 6300 video
> interface using what looked liked a standard DB-25, but with one
> line carrying 70vdc to power the monitor. A guy with a standard
> PC printer cable discovered the only way I ever heard of to kill
> a Radio Shack Daisy Wheel Printer II (a tire iron wouldn't!). It
> also killed the 6300, but at the time they were easier to find.
> --
> Ward Griffiths
> Dylan: How many years must some people exist,
> before they're allowed to be free?
> WDG3rd: If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
> they'll never be free.
70vdc in that thing!? Hee hee hee...I'm sure it burnt out one or 2
buffer chip if the printer is decent enough but I'm assured that
printer is hosed if it's recent made.

I have no idea why some guys would need 70vdc for unless it is for
color but that current draw is too much via 1pin?
Jason D.
Pero, Jason D.
Received on Wed Feb 04 1998 - 03:11:02 GMT

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