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April 28th, 2016, 12:22 PM

I am searching for a video cable that is for a monochrome commodore monitor for use on a PC10-III. The monitor has a round DIN video input on the back. Searching on eBay, I found something similar, but the listing mentions that it cannot be used with a monochrome display. Any idea on what cable I need or where to purchase one?

April 28th, 2016, 12:35 PM
I think we need to know what monitor you have, rather than the computer.
The PC10-III has a standard 9-pin D-sub MDA/CGA connector.
I have two Commodore monitors, from a PC10-III and PC20-III, and both have the video and power cables attached to the monitor. So whatever monitor you have, it's probably not the one I have.

My guess is that yours is an OEM Philips type (looks like a small CM8533? I have one of those, but original Philips brand, came with a Philips XT clone).
In that case, you have to be careful that the DIN connector on the monochrome monitor is different from the one on the RGBI monitor. It may be easier to just make a new cable (or have one made), because the odds of finding such a specific cable separate from the monitor are probably slim. Getting the parts to make a cable should be easy on the other hand.

April 28th, 2016, 01:45 PM
Yes, that looks like mine. I was away and didn't have the model number, mine is a 76BM13. I'll have to look into getting the parts to make a new cable.

April 28th, 2016, 02:12 PM
Check the DIN connector has the right number of pins, but I use cables like these with my Commodore 128D and CGA adaptors (PC10 etc) with a Commodore 1084S display:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-128-80-column-mode-Magnavox-80-RGB-video-monitor-cable-New-/300749532607?hash=item460611adbf:m:mI86rabtiaWVWOE CjZfWJtw

Edit: Oh whoops, I missed the monochrome part, nevemrind