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cudasales
January 18th, 2009, 07:18 PM
I received an Apple IIe Computer System today and there is a cable that I have no clue to what it goes to.

It has a 25pin Male Connector on one side and what looks like a PS2 Connector with 8 Male pins on the other side. There is a sticker on the cable that says IIe and has some other writing that has worn off.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks :D

david__schmidt
January 19th, 2009, 02:58 AM
It has a 25pin Male Connector on one side and what looks like a PS2 Connector with 8 Male pins on the other side. There is a sticker on the cable that says IIe and has some other writing that has worn off.
It's an ImageWriter II cable. It would connect between a Super Serial card and a serial ImageWriter II. In non-Apple terms, it's a null modem cable with Mini-DIN8 and DB25 connectors.

fred3rd
January 19th, 2009, 05:12 PM
I believe the same cable is also used to connect a modem (external of course).

cudasales
January 19th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Thanks for the Replies!

david__schmidt
January 19th, 2009, 11:11 PM
I believe the same cable is also used to connect a modem (external of course).
It would look the same... but tx and rx would be opposite (than for a printer cable). That's the difference between a "Printer" and a "Modem" cable, in Apple's parlance... the difference between a null modem and a straight-through cable. Without a voltmeter, I suppose we wouldn't actually know which it was. Is there any iconography on the Mini-DIN8 connector?