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(Message started by: thesourcerer on Jan 8th, 2019, 4:34pm)

Title: COMMS LINKS (LZ version) and 256K Flash Datapacks!
Post by thesourcerer on Jan 8th, 2019, 4:34pm
I am looking for 25 pin Comms Links (4 line version for LZ/LZ64), and 256k Flash Datapacks. Any quantities/condition.
I can offer USB connection Comms Links in exchange if required.

Title: Re: COMMS LINKS (LZ version) and 256K Flash Datapa
Post by John Doe on Jan 8th, 2019, 8:36pm
I cut off the old 25-pin to make the newer 9-pin ones so you can do the same - it's just the qty of pins (different ones), the protocol is the same.

I'd have thought that was quicker, cheaper, easier?

Title: Re: COMMS LINKS (LZ version) and 256K Flash Datapa
Post by thesourcerer on Jan 9th, 2019, 11:47pm
Yes, I have done that in the past, but what I need is 25 pin ones!

Title: Re: COMMS LINKS (LZ version) and 256K Flash Datapa
Post by starhawk on Jan 10th, 2019, 4:04pm
May I ask specifically why you need the 25pin models? I have one but I doubt you'd want to pay shipping from the States.

Title: Re: COMMS LINKS (LZ version) and 256K Flash Datapa
Post by thesourcerer on Jan 10th, 2019, 9:05pm
I definitely do not want to pay shipping from the States (EU yes, States no)!
I offered my buyer a USB alternative, but I think it is a case of if it is not bust after 30 years, why change it?
I can not argue with that (how long has USB been available)?
And how many computers as old as Psion are still in commercial demand?

Title: Re: COMMS LINKS (LZ version) and 256K Flash Datapa
Post by Mikesan on Jan 22nd, 2019, 8:13pm
You can still get 25 way connectors on eBay, look for;

"25 pin d connector"

Make sure that you get the gender right...

They are only about 3 with free postage.

Find an RS232 connection chart and as long as you have, I seem to recall a ground, RX and TX then you have basic RS232.

Actually, the 9-pin Comms Link, that I still have somewhere, started out as a 25pin - a new PC, a new plug!

Title: Re: COMMS LINKS (LZ version) and 256K Flash Datapa
Post by thesourcerer on Jan 23rd, 2019, 3:39am
Thanks Mike. I have a stack of 25 pin connectors, but no Comms Links!

Title: Re: COMMS LINKS (LZ version) and 256K Flash Datapa
Post by starhawk on Jan 23rd, 2019, 4:21am
Well, if you change your mind, I would be happy to swap the one I have (a 25-pin example) for one of Olivier's USB examples (and perhaps a few Nestle LION bars if you can hide that inside somewhere, ha!)...

Shipping from here would be a USPS Small Flat Rate Box. USD $34.25 (or GBP 26.44), takes about three weeks, but is tracked.

I wish every country's Postal Service had something like CNPost's ePacket! This would be so perfect for that.



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