old 386 pc, vga port - but one pin is blocked?
jim at photojim.ca
Tue Oct 14 17:00:19 CDT 2008
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From: "Antonio Carlini" <arcarlini at iee.org>
To: "'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'"
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Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:35 PM
Subject: RE: old 386 pc, vga port - but one pin is blocked?
> Well a 386 may not count as vintage yet (or ever ...) but isn't it more
> in keeping with the spirit of what we do here to hack, twist and bend
> the modern to fit in with the old, where possible? Shouldn't the OP pull
> a pin on a common or garden cable rather than drill a mobo connector?
I don't think it's a bad idea. Drilling the pin means modern cables (for
the forseeable future at least) will fit the machine. If the machine is in
pristine collectible condition, then I might be more prone to modifying a
cable instead, but modifying the plug on the machine will be far more
Is the goal to keep the machine original and collectible, or to make it
usable? The goals are somewhat at odds.
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