[Coco] Another X-10 question
chawks at dls.net
Fri Feb 24 07:25:22 EST 2012
Ed Orbea said the following on 02/22/2012 08:43 PM:
> Thanks to the members of the list, I received the information about the
> 5-PIN DIN cable to connect my CoCo3 to the controller.
> Now, when connect the cable between the controller and the coco cassette
> port and then run Chris Hawk's coco3 software, I get an communication error
> message advising me to check the controller. I have swapped my controller
> with another, but get the same error message.
Are you using HDBDOS/RGBDOS. The stock HHC does not work with them (acts
just like that). They both use the cassette buffer memory for their own vices.
If your disk doesn't have the RGBDOS/HDBDOS versions (HHC2.BAS and HHC2.BIN)
I can e-mail you a copy.
> I am looking at possible solutions.
> So, do the controllers have a fairly high failure rate?
> I admit I have not used my cassette port as I have DW3/DW4, Roger's Drive
> Pak and several floppy drives with controller, so what should I check to
> see if it is a cassette port problem?
> I am wondering if I also have a cable that is not pin 1 to pin 1? (When I
> hold the cable so that the DIN plugs are side-by-side and use a multimeter,
> they farest left pin on one DIN plug "connects" to the farest left pin on
> the DIN plug (I am holding them parallel to each other, not end-to-end, so
> I hope my description is accurate enough))
> Any other suggestions to try?
> Coco mailing list
> Coco at maltedmedia.com
Christopher R. Hawks
The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that, it's all learned.
-- Bruce Ediger, bediger at teal.csn.org, on X interfaces
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