Ampro Little Board questions...

From: ajp166 <>
Date: Sun Dec 16 14:53:49 2001

From: Gene Buckle <>

>What is so bloody difficult about this? It's not like I'm asking
>questions about quantum mechanics or something. Keerist.

No one knows or has seen one.

>I had two questions. The one about the SCSI interface has been answered
>to my satisfaction. The second however is not only the easiest of the
>two, but seeming the most difficult to answer.

Seriously it's been about 14 years since I've seen one. It's length was
long enough to reach with neat folds. Don't know the exact number of
inches. However that FDC controller worked fine with 24 inches of
cable for another project.

>If you happen to own a Series 100 box, I'd be most appriciative if you'd
>open it up and let me know what you find out about the cable. If you
>_don't_ own one of these things, I don't want to hear from you. Period.

I bet you dont turn up many Series 100 boxes.

>I know how to build my own cables. I know what connectors are required.
>(I even have a purpose built connector compression tool!) I'm trying to
>restore this machine to _factory_ condition. Smart ass comments about
>making my own cables (while simultaneously alluding that I don't know
>what the fsck I'm doing) is not only not wanted, but just pisses me off.
>If I'd wanted to make a generic, "will do the job" cable, I wouldn't
>have asked about the original one!

The Ampro cab was not common as most bought the dry board being
cheaper and use whatever package was handy or one that met their
spec. Even my Ampro LB manuals do not specify a length!

>FYI, the machine is built for CP/M. It runs CP/M quite happily. Even
>with ZCPR3.

We know that too. I run on here.

Received on Sun Dec 16 2001 - 14:53:49 GMT

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