Subject: Re: DEC Cable?
To: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
From: Michael Kukat <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/2001 20:51:49
On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> I've got two cables here, DEC p/n BCC17-06 and one with out a p/n,
> but looks like a DEC cable. Any ideas who/what they're for? And can one of
> them replace the mono video cable on my VAX Station 3100 (BC23K-03)?
I don't know these cables, but as both are RGB cables, none of them can replace
a mono cable. Also look at http://www.bsdfans.org/pinouts.php for the full
pinout of those connectors.
And additionally, DEC changed the pinout somewhen for the DECstations and DEC
(Alpha) machines, maybe even VAXstation 4000 has a different pinout (do they
have the 15pin connector? Don't know now).
Best way would be to take a soldering iron and make the cable yourself. The
other way would be a small bridge between the mono and the green pin to get
the cable doing mono on the green wire. But this is a modification to your
holy VAXstation, and you don't really want to do this :)
And then, there is still the problem with the pinout difference between
DECstations and VAXstaions. So, as your VAXstation has own keyboard/mouse
connectors, a simple mono video cable would be the best.
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