Strange and Possibly Wonderful Cable

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 21:36:24 2002

>That is what was used on the TRS-80 model 1, 3, 4?
>If I remember correctly (it's been about 20 years), it was part number

        I'd have to pull my Mod III or 4p but I believe there's a
difference between their card edge connector for the parallel printer
port and that of the 1000-series machines.

>Model 2 and 100 used a dual row header, and of course, the PC clones used
>an "RS-232 connector" :-)

        The dual row header was also used by the Model 2000 and the
Model 102. Interestingly, they both used the standard DB-25F
connector for the serial port. Given that Tandy's PC-clones were the
1200, 3000 and 4000 series machines, I would doubt if any of them
used anything other than the standard connector. It was the original
TRS-80 line, the 2000, and the 1000 series that tended to deviate.
Anyone here have a Tandy 5000MC? There's a MCA-bus machine you don't
hear much about.

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