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    A Long Shot #2

    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.
    Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

    #2
    A Long Shot #2

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

    HTH,

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      #3
      Re: A Long Shot #2

      "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.
      Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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        #4
        another country heard from

        CP/M User:

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

        --T
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          #5
          Re: another country heard from

          "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.
          Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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            #6
            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
            The Vintage Computer and Gaming Marketplace
            The Vintage Computer

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              #7
              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
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                #8
                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
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                  #9
                  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
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                    #10
                    "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.
                    Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                      #11
                      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
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                        #12
                        "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.
                        Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                          #13
                          You can try looking it up at www.fcc.gov. Use thier search engine to search thier database.

                          --T
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                            #14
                            "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.
                            Generic and Amstrad CPC based Programs written in Turbo Pascal 3

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                              #15
                              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
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