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    Am I likely to find a source of 5 conductor shielded n?gauge cable suitable for an Atari replacement monitor cable locally? I really don't want to spend twice the cost in shipping alone.

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    Why not just use a cheap VGA cable and lop the ends off?

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    The hdmi cable I'm staring at seems a suitable thickness. The 9" vga monitor cable is too thick. Anyway I may have 1 spare vga cable somewhere and it's not sacrificial.

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    The local Ace hardware sells suitable cable here. Don't know what you have there.

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    My point was that a cheap VGA cable is probably best suited to the job. Very often, the RGB leads are mini-coax in addition to the entire cable having at least a foil shield. The bandwidth demanded of VGA exceeds that required to run a simple 80s monitor.

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    Ataris use 13 pin dins. Nearly every vga cable is nearly twice the needed thickness. And as I've said I only have 1. Maybe ACE. The one nearest me is shut. But there's anudda ~12 miles from here.

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    There are thin VGA cables--I'm looking at one now. I have no idea how common 13 pin DINs are nowadays. When I had a 520ST, I made my own with perfboard, pins and epoxy potting compound.

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    Found vga extensions on ebay cheap. Bought 3.

    You can buy 13 dins all day on ebay.

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    They were somewhat uncommon in 1986, along with the floppy and ACSI connectors.

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    I guess we've come a long way.

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