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any idea what type of connector this is? (pics inside)


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#1 Dr.Agon

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:32 PM

hello everyone

 

i have a connector on a board that looks like this;

 

DSC_0008_zps583a6d24.jpg

 

i thought it was one of the old printer connectors;

 

DSC_0010_zpsf3c6cb62.jpg

 

but obviously its too big (or too small), did they ever make wider, high density(?) ones?



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:48 PM

Looks like SCSI to me how old is the board?

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI

 

http://www.ixbt.com/storage/scsi2005/max15k2/adaptec-aic-7902w.jpg

 

http://goughlui.com/2013/09/21/tech-flashback-im-scsi-and-i-know-it/


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:59 PM

At second glance I may be incorrect. If I counted correctly, those have 120 pins between the 2 sides? Hmm I will have to do some research on this.


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:21 PM

Well sca scsi was my guess but there are too many pins. What did this board come out of?


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:22 PM

At second glance I may be incorrect. If I counted correctly, those have 120 pins between the 2 sides? Hmm I will have to do some research on this.

yes, its 120 pins total, i also thought it was SCSI

 

the board comes from 1998-1999

 

it also looks like the SCA connector in the tech flashback article

 

EDIT: the board is from an old Taiwanese arcade machine


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:51 PM

Yeah the 80pin SCA is the closest thing I can find. It might be proprietary.

 

80pin SCA examples: https://www.google.com/search?q=80-pin+SCA&biw=1262&bih=743&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4A6GVK7iD4mcygTBmoCQBQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:02 PM

my fear was that it was proprietary, my hope was that they'd just used some off-the-shelf parts for it so i could get an extension cable...



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:27 PM

I wonder if there are any Taiwanese forums... Someone else here may have seen one before. I have seen some strange connectors but not this one yet. I worked on a casino machine motherboard and that one had loads of proprietary connectors.


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:47 PM

There is a huge number of manufactures that have custom connectors on their units.  120 pins is huge and it appears that the board has provisions for a DAUGHTER board, maybe it was from the first CPU that had external ALU chips known as co-processors.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:28 AM

I did manage to find 100pin scsi connectors pretty easily and it does look similar. Whatever it is I can't stop looking! I never give up lol. 

 

http://www.icpdas.com/root/product/solutions/images/accessories/cable/motion_cables/CA-MINI100-15_la01.jpg

 

http://www.matrox.com/imaging/en/support/legacy/genesis/genesis_dig_in/


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:09 AM

it appears that the board has provisions for a DAUGHTER board

My thoughts too, the connector is of a type designated as Board to Board, these are similar, male and female:

http://media.digikey.com/Photos/TE%20Connectivity/5179031-5.JPG

http://i05.c.aliimg.com/blog/upload/2010/09/06/9c2a6d82a782486f241890f551f60a1a.jpg


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 10:37 AM

Sometimes a board will have a FCC ID #. From that you can go to the FCC site and get an idea of what the board is. Probably not if it's from Taiwan.


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 10:51 AM

thanks! keep the ideas coming, please!

 

i'll post a better reply tonight when i have the board in front of me



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 11:04 AM

Here is a picture of a slot from an Atari ST-Book that has 120 pins and looks like it would fit inside of that connection it translates to 120pin expansion slot:

 

http://www.maedicke.de/atari/hardware/pictures/stbook_9.jpg

 

from this website: http://www.maedicke.de/atari/hardware/stbook.htm


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:30 PM

ok, back in front of the main PC, so i can post a few more pictures!

 

they are indeed intended to join up with a daughter board like so;

 

DSC_0003_zpsp3cdkrni.jpg

 

the game boards connect to the daughter board like so;

 

DSC_0002_zpsube20my_edit_1418153576311_z

 

however, im not a huge fan of the horizontal loading, so what i would like to do is something like this;

 

DSC_0006_zpszgqbjpwe.jpg

 

so that i can load the carts vertically;

 

DSC_0005_zpsnatmroha.jpg

 

the reason i was asking about this on a PC tech forum was that i hoped that the company designing/building this had used off-the-shelf parts in order to reduce costs, meaning i could get hold of a ribbon cable or similar to achieve the desired effect...






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