Classic mac fun (and some questions)
brianlanning at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 06:44:51 CDT 2009
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 6:27 AM, Curtis H. Wilbar
Jr.<rescue at hawkmountain.net> wrote:
> I wonder if using an active terminator would work as a substitute for the
> special Apple terminator ?
I'm not sure, but I doubt it.
> Anyone know a way to check a terminator to see if it is the special one ? I
> have one black one that was given to me as a believed IIfx terminator, but
> it is
> not an Apple one.... so I don't want to trust what it is merely because it
> is black.
The only identifying information I could find was that it was black.
The one I ordered has the normal embossed apple logo on it, but
otherwise looks identical to the apple terminators with the centronics
connectors at either end.
> Anyone know how to ID which IIfx systems need the black one, and which ones
> of later rev that don't need it ?
Everything I read said that it wasn't particular revisions of machines
that allowed you to get away without the terminator, rather, it was
that certain devices that you plugged into the bus seemed to let you
get away with a normal terminator. The black terminator just ensured
that you could use anything.
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