"Locking Connector Kits" for LocalTalk

From: Chris <mythtech_at_Mac.com>
Date: Tue Jan 8 22:22:49 2002

>> Not that it will matter, as you don't plan to build it anyway... but for
>> reference... MCM Electronics (www.mcm-electronics.com) sells Female Din-8
>> (although, isn't that size really a mini-din?). Mini-Din, Din, either
>> way, I know they sell them, as I bought a few a while back to replace the
>> broken off serial ports on a PowerBook 160. The ones I bought were solder
>> type, and meant to be used with a cable (so now my Powerbook has two
>> short cables sticking out the back for the serial ports... no matter, it
>> sits on a shelf acting as a nat router and backup mail server these days)
>If you ever decide to replace these with the right connector, Mouser
>Electronics http://www.mouser.com/ or Digi-Key http://www.digikey.com/
>should have the correct part. You might also want to check Jameco
>Electronics http://www.jameco.com/

They have the part that solders directly to a board? As far as the right
SIZE, the ones I have are the correct part... I was just unable to find
ones that connected directly to the logic board, so I put short pigtails
on the ones I found, and connected that to the logic board.

It doesn't really matter much to me for the Powerbook 160, as I am never
going to bother replacing them (it is no longer used as a portable
computer, so the pig tails don't matter to me)... but if they have the
correct part, I will keep them in mind for future purchases (I am bound
to have to replace another one some day... I can guarentee that my boss
will break the serial port on his current powerbook... just as he did
with the 160 that I already fixed... I swear that guy kicks connectors
into place!)


Received on Tue Jan 08 2002 - 22:22:49 GMT

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