From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Fri Oct 31 13:56:55 2003

On Oct 31, 14:23, Patrick Finnegan wrote:

> > Looks like it. If you've tried two terminators and two
> > all that's left is the cable or the drive. I assume you've got the
> > ribbon cable from the controller to the bulkhead connector round
> > right way.
> Hmm, right that's one thing I'm not too sure about... the cable is
> straight-thru, right? I'm using a makeshift cable (one of a couple
that I've
> tried), and it's straight-thru, because I was assuming the 'real'
cable is as
> well. Sometime today I'll try to look to see if there's anything too
> that's wrong (eg missing 4MHz clock signal).

Yes, it is straight-through. One of mine has 8" of old 40-pin ribbon
cable from an Acorn 2nd Processor, vintage 1985 or so, and it works
fine. The back of the bulkhead connector is just a dual row of pins on
0.1" centres, and an ordinary female header fits perfectly. Of course,
depending on which way up you have the bulkhead connector, you might
need a half-twist in the ribbon cable.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Fri Oct 31 2003 - 13:56:55 GMT

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