Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

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Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

I am thinkin about getting one of the external numeric keypads for my Apple //e, but am unsure where to connect it. They look to have a DB9 type connector. I don't know of that type of connector on the motherboard, so do you have to have a special card to plug it in to?

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Jeff

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

k4lmp wrote:
I am thinkin about getting one of the external numeric keypads for my Apple //e, but am unsure where to connect it. They look to have a DB9 type connector. I don't know of that type of connector on the motherboard, so do you have to have a special card to plug it in to?

Thanks,
Jeff


IIRC, it is a single row of pins near main keyboard connector. Mine was dark red plastic, holding the pins.

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

It looks like it is right next to the main keyboard connector.
http://hp.smugmug.com/Computers/Apple/6924385_Nwb2Qc/1165250084_3bPVqgZ

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

That is what I was thinking. I found the pinouts, the keypad has a DB15 connector. Does anybody know if anyone sells these cables, or has one to sell?

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

Hello k4lmp,

Here are some interesting informations if you want to build the cable :

Apple //e Numeric Keypad cable

(This is from a Csa2 post by Mark Wade.)

To construct a suitable internal cable for a IIe numeric
keypad you need a female Dsub-15 to 11 pin female header.
If the female Dsub-15 is numbered like this:

           Dsub-15 (female)
    ,-------------------------.
    \ 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 /
     \ 15 14 13 12 11 10 09  /
      `---------------------'

And the 11 pin header is numbered like this:
 _____________________________________
|                                     |
|  11  10  9  8  7  6  5  4  3  2  1  |
|_____________________________________|

Then:

Dsub-15 | Header
________|_______
   12   |   11
   11   |   10
   10   |   9
    9   |   8
   NC   |   7
    7   |   6
    6   |   5
    5   |   4
    3   |   3
    2   |   2
    1   |   1

The header is as viewed on the motherboard. The Dsub-15 is the
female connector that you would plug the keypad into.

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

Well, I didn't get the numeric keypad. It was on ebay, and I got outbid. It went for $100. As it turns out, this was a good thing. I got a cherry Apple //e Platinum for $25 more. It has little to no yellowing, and came with two 5.25" drives and a joystick. All of the items are like new, with the exception of one of the drives, which has a little glue on one side where the case was cracked. I am so glad I lost the keypad bid, as now it isn't needed. Turned out great anyway.

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

FYI, item # 130841750837 looks pretty good at $25. Good luck!

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

FYI, item # 130841750837 looks pretty good at $25. Good luck!

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

That appears to be the older keypad for the II/II Plus.

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Re: Apple IIe Numeric Keypad

Thanks for the link. I saw that one, which looks nice. I ended up just getting an Apple //e Platinum with the built in keypad. Thanks for the info, though, I appreciate it.

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