Strange and Possibly Wonderful Cable

From: Lawrence Walker <>
Date: Sun Jan 6 15:44:20 2002

 I have a Radio Shack 5 1/4 external FDD (mod. 25-1060 ) which I believe
was only useable on some of the 1000 models. Certainly not on my 1000SX
in any case. It has a 26+4 card-edge connector. Radio Shack seemed to
have some unique(non-standard) ideas for their cabling.


> >KX-T1225 which seems to be a speed-dialer of some sort. The other is a
> >cable with a (Doc ducks & prepares to rub) 36-pin Centronics connector,
> >plus eyelet ground, on one end and a female card-edge connector on the
> >other. The shrouds are steel, squared, and embossed "TANDY" on both
> >ends. While I've never seen one, I'm guessing it's a Tandy printer
> >cable.
> That's the general description of the parallel printer cable
> to the Tandy 1000-series machines before Tandy switched to a standard
> connector on the CPU. I've got one here with my 1000HX.
> Unfortunately Tandy used a number of different connectors for the
> parallel ports of their early machines, including a dual-row header
> and the above mentioned card edge connector.
> Jeff
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