SCSI cable needed
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Tue Sep 26 17:55:11 CDT 2006
On Tuesday 26 September 2006 06:22 pm, Billy Pettit wrote:
> Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> I'd like to put the covers on again,
> I do have the book for the burner handy, and the cable shown in there is
> round. And the connector on the burner (2 of them actually) is *smaller*
> than the external connector on the 2940,
> I've read this twice but couldn't figure out which cable you need. Where
> does the cable go - drive to external box, external box to PC connector or
> internal to PC? How many pins on each end, what kind of connector etc.
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough, but I need the cable that'll go from the
external connector on an Adaptec 2940 to the external connector on this
> I can help you, albeit slowly, since the stuff is up North, 400 miles away.
I appreciate that, but I've already heard from one person off-list who says
they're sending me one.
> I have three of the Yamaha units that you are welcome to. I'll even ship
> them free. But all three have a bad laser diode. It was one of the early
> burner designs and has a limited number of on-hours. I really liked the
> Yamaha externals, but they wore out quickly.
Sorry to hear that. How long did they last? And what was the symptom of the
laser going bad?
> The flat cable with the three connectors was used on one of the Yamaha
> boxes to go from the drive to the TWO connectors on the back of the
> external box.
Not this one I received from the person I got this stuff from, it's *way* too
long to even fit inside that box.
> My other two Yamahas had the two rear connectors soldered together with
> loose wires going into a 50 pin connector plugged into the back of the
The internal cabling for the Yamaha box has a bunch of loose wires that go
from one of the external connectors to the connector that plugs into the back
of the drive and then to the other external connector. Mostly green and
> I also have boxes of SCSI cables, all types, and terminators. But because
> of the wide variation in types, I need to know exact pin count and
> connector types.
That's one of the problems I run into with SCSI stuff, although I don't
otherwise have much of a problem with it as far as setting things up,
configuring, etc. goes.
> I have a few down here in Orange County, so maybe we'll be lucky. Just send
> me a detailed description.
The one in question is the one on the external side for an Adaptec 2940. I'm
not sure what you'd call this. Not the 2940uw, which I also have one of,
though I haven't actually looked to see if the external connectors are
differnt on those or not.
The other one is on the back of the Yamaha external box (well, actually there
are two of them on there). The person I corresponded with offlist pointed
which appears to be the exact same unit. I don't know what they call those
> So let me know exactly what you are looking for. And if you want the other
> Yamahas, I'll be going up 3rd week in October and can send them to you
I don't know how feasible it would be to actually repair those units or
whether it would be easy enough to just drop another SCSI burner in the same
external box, so let me look into that and feel free to drop me a note then
and we'll kick it around some offlist.
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