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CP/M User
May 4th, 2003, 02:55 AM
Hi Everyone, I have a long shot too! :-)

Would anyone know what type of card would have a 62 pin
external connector. This is one of those cards which plugs
into a 8bit ISA slot on an IBM compatable.

Oh well, it's just a long shot! :-)

Regards.

gmanuel
May 5th, 2003, 04:56 AM
It sounds like it may be the card used with the XT to connect to the expansion Chassis.

HTH,

CP/M User
May 5th, 2003, 03:18 PM
"gmanuel" wrote in message:

Hi,

> It sounds like it may be the card used with the XT to connect to the
> expansion Chassis.

Would that be like something which expands the computer?

In one of my magazines I remember seeing some sort of
expansion kit to expand the computer. It did look a bit
simular to this.

Regards.

Terry Yager
June 4th, 2003, 04:47 PM
CP/M User:

The expansion chassis card was my first thought too. It used a 62 pin connector, iirc.

--T

CP/M User
June 4th, 2003, 11:53 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote in message:

> CP/M User:

> The expansion chassis card was my
> first thought too. It used a 62 pin
> connector, iirc.

If that's the case, I don't really have
any use for it. I don't exactly have
anything which I can connect the thing
too & no drivers, Unless my XT has
some built in BIOS mode which this
card supports (it has the ol' DIP
switches to select the mode, the
good news too is that I have the
manual for this). But if it were some
sort of SCSI card (since it has an
internal 50 pin connector & 62 pin
external connector), I'd have to find
some early SCSI device for it (
assuming that it might be).

Cheers.

Erik
June 5th, 2003, 06:42 AM
It might be a custom CD ROM card or an external tape drive card or something like that.

Are there any markings on the card at all? What are the numbers from the most significant chips?

Erik

Terry Yager
June 5th, 2003, 05:09 PM
There was a "sender" card and a "reciever" card, depending which end it's connected to. The sender cards are more common than the reciever cards from what I have seen.

--T

Terry Yager
June 5th, 2003, 05:12 PM
BTW, my VT Commuter has the sender card built in to it. If your card is the reciever, I'd be interested in it. Did it come out of a PC, or was it the expansion chassis?

--T

Terry Yager
June 5th, 2003, 05:16 PM
I believe one could make an expansion chassis out of an old PC case. Pop in a couple of hard drives and an MFM controller and I'd be in business.

--T

CP/M User
June 5th, 2003, 05:35 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote in message:

> I believe one could make an expansion chassis
> out of an old PC case. Pop in a couple of hard
> drives and an MFM controller and I'd be in
> business.

I'm afraid I don't really know. I got this card
with a heap of other hardware, incl. Mainboards
& CPU for a 486 some Hard Disk, this card which
as a 10 dip switches on it marked Everex D.05 on
one of the chips (possibly the main one). But I
also some smaller cards marked MicroSoft InPort
& MicroSoft OutPort (which might be used in
conjunction with this other card). Apart from that
that's all I can really tell you. I don't particularly
have any use for these Cards, so if you want them
by all means you can have them. I just don't know
if they work or not.

Cheers.

Terry Yager
June 5th, 2003, 06:30 PM
Your updated description (Everex label, etc) points me more in the direction of a (proprietary) tape drive controler. Everex sold a lot of those. The fifty pin connector is another strong hint, Is there an fcc number on it anywhere?

--T

CP/M User
June 5th, 2003, 09:04 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote in message:

> Your updated description (Everex label, etc)
> points me more in the direction of a
> (proprietary) tape drive controler. Everex
> sold a lot of those. The fifty pin connector is
> another strong hint, Is there an fcc number
> on it anywhere?

Yes it could well be. The Hardware I got came
from a business. So backups would be a high
priority. It would also explain why I don't have
the tape drive controler, since they could be
using it in conjunction with their new systems
or have destroyed the tapes as a form of
security.

The FCC Id I have on it is E3E5UVEV-831, but
I don't know if it would mean anything to you.

Cheers.

Terry Yager
June 6th, 2003, 06:31 AM
You can try looking it up at www.fcc.gov. Use thier search engine to search thier database.

--T

CP/M User
June 6th, 2003, 04:24 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote in message:

> You can try looking it up at www.fcc.gov. Use their
> search engine to search thier database.

If you can access them for me, please do. I'm getting
errors for that page now.

I search for others, but they seem to be getting their
information from the same source (which doesn't
work!) :-(

Cheers.

Terry Yager
June 7th, 2003, 05:43 PM
Tried it a few times, couldn't getm it to work either. Hopefully they will get it fixed soon. Uzed ta work great, when it worked.

--T

CP/M User
June 7th, 2003, 07:38 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote in message:

> Tried it a few times, couldn't getm it to work either.
> Hopefully they will get it fixed soon. Uzed ta work
> great, when it worked.

Yes, I was able to get into it this morning. But at the
search engine, it didn't reconize the FCC ID I had.

I tried another site where you can search which
some information came up for, but no real info into
what the card was. :-(

Cheers.

Terry Yager
June 8th, 2003, 02:28 PM
Well, at this point I'm betting on the tape drive controller. That is one of the things Everex is well known for.

--T

CP/M User
June 8th, 2003, 03:24 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote in message:

> Well, at this point I'm betting on the tape
> drive controller. That is one of the things
> Everex is well known for.

Yes, I believe that's what it could be. To
have a series of computers in a network
(which is what this card is from), it would
be silly not to have backup.

Cheers.

Classicsat
July 18th, 2003, 02:06 PM
Googling areount, the Everex EV831 is a QIC36 tape drive interfave card.
(hint: the numbers after the 3 letter grantee code in an FCC ID are usually a model number)

CP/M User
August 3rd, 2003, 04:22 AM
"Classicsat" wrote in message:

Hi Mr. Classicat! ;-)

> Googling areount, the Everex EV831 is a QIC36
> tape drive interfave card.
> (hint: the numbers after the 3 letter grantee
> code in an FCC ID are usually a model number).

Thanks for going to the trouble of looking, many thanks.

I wonder if any Ace owners out there want this card?! heh :-)

Cheers.