Looking for a ribbon cable for a CMS Hard Drive Controller Card.

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Need help from you guys. I have an old CMS hard drive. But it's missing the ribbon cable that connects to the controller card itself. Does anyone know where I can pick one up? Also there are a series of dip switches on the back of the and with out any owners manual I am some what lost when it comes to knowing what dip switch does what...

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Patrick.

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Re: Looking for a ribbon cable for a CMS Hard Drive ...

Patrick,

I am by no means an expert of the CMS card as I just picked one up on eBay for around $50.00. Mine is the 1987 ROM version. There were 3 versions of this card 1987, 1989, and 1990. I have the oldest one and am looking for a 1990 ROM to update it. You can get them from Reactive Micro, but as far as I can tell, they are still not taking orders.

The other thing I can do is post here the web sites that I have used to try to get mine working so far. Here they are:

General Info:
http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ground.icaen.uiowa.edu/MiscInfo/Hardware/cmsscsi

Here is a PDF of the Manual
http://www.apple2online.com/web_documents/cms_scsi_ii_hard_disk_manual.pdf

Lastly, if you want, I can take a picture of the cable that came with mine and check the pinouts. It looked pretty simple and small DIP Header on the one end end going to a DB-25 on the other end.

Let me know if you need me to do this

Thanks,
Jay

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P.S. You can always buy the CMS card that's been on eBay for months now for $450.00 dollars. It comes with a cable ---- Just Kidding!! Smile :-) Smile

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Re: Looking for a ribbon cable for a CMS Hard Drive ...

Thanks for the reply , but for $450 that's a joke in itself ...

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Re: Looking for a ribbon cable for a CMS Hard Drive ...

Patrick,

I posted a picture of the CMS SCSI adapter cable I got with my card.

One one end is DB-25 female connector and on the other end is a 26 position IDC "Header" connector (also Female)

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
Jay

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