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    Default Datassette Pinouts wanted

    OK, so the 1530 and 1531 datassettes have different pinouts making them incompatible. I know the tape units themselves are identical. Does anyone have diagrams of how the cables and connectors are wired so that I can maybe build an interface or adapter of some kind or maybe just hack up the cable on a spare 1530 to make it work on a Plus/4??

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    Very cool. The only real diference seems to be an extra ground wire and it uses a round connector instead of a flat one. All the other pins seem to be same. Anyone know if the extra ground is really that important, or is it safe to leave it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by animekenji
    Anyone know if the extra ground is really that important, or is it safe to leave it out?
    That extra ground wire is not necessary.
    I always removed them, because you can blow up your computer if it accidentally comes in touch with the user-port connector.

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    Ah yes, there was a metal wire with a loop in the end that extended from the connector. Is that shield equivalent to the extra ground in the mini-DIN connector? I used it as poor man's reset button, knowing exactly which pin on the userport I should short. Of course it was risky, in case I misaligned the loop..
    Anders Carlsson

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