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Offline lordoftime

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512k memory expansion wrong cable!
« on: 15:42, 09 April 20 »
Hi I recently got a 512k ram expansion for my 6128plus but the cable that it came with has left me confused as its obviously worng! its the plus connector going to a female slot rather than the 50 pin ide style connector - I have tried contacting the people i got it from but are having no response so can somebody here sell me or make me a correct cable please?
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Re: 512k memory expansion wrong cable!
« Reply #1 on: 17:13, 09 April 20 »
The 6128plus as the German CPC6128 have the favorable 50 pin Centronics connectors. That's great.

However your cable probably has a connector for an 50 pin edge port used with CPC464, CPC664 and some CPC6128.

Now, what can you do?

1. Get a male 50 pin Centronics connector and crimp it on your cable
Example:
https://www.amazon.in/Cablesonline-5-Pack-Centronics-Connector-Cn-203-5/dp/B072N4P2VZ

2. Make a new flat cable with two crimp connectors
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Re: 512k memory expansion wrong cable!
« Reply #2 on: 13:57, 10 April 20 »
Hi thanks I have took your advice and ordered the 50 pin connectors so hopefully after easter i can get it together - i take it the just push on?

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Re: 512k memory expansion wrong cable!
« Reply #3 on: 17:54, 10 April 20 »
Hi thanks I have took your advice and ordered the 50 pin connectors so hopefully after easter i can get it together - i take it the just push on?

Yes, but quite a bit of pushing is required. The easiest way of doing it is to carefully line up the flat cable and then squeeze the connector closed in a vice.

Bryce.
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