Lack of 8-bit threads (was Re: Linux question)
trixter at oldskool.org
Wed Apr 25 13:32:30 CDT 2007
Mike Loewen wrote:
>> I don't understand the line about the db25 monitor connector being
>> able to break a printer. Could you explain?
> If memory serves, the monochrome monitor on the 6300 was powered from
> 15V on two pins on the DB25 female connector on the video card. Plugging
> your parallel printer cable into the video card would do nasty things to
> the printer.
Ah, I forgot that the monitor was female. Yes, a mistake like that
would most likely make a peripheral go poof.
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