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Old 21 November 2011, 02:40   #1
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Big grin null Modem cable

Hello,
I have got this Amiga 1200 that i love to send files over to my XP computer. I have had a go with a tool called Amiga - PC Linkup. What comes with a parallel cable , CD / floppy disk.

As the tool will not work on XP. I have had a go on old Win98. It installs fine from CD on 98. But keep having a error on my Amiga when coming to install the files.

The disk do not boot up any more on my Amiga!

So i have been looking all over sites and seen that there is a cable called null Modem cable that is faster and will work on XP by Cloanto Amiga Explorer Tool.

What i like to know is!!!.. How do i link this cable up? As it's got two
9 pin + two 25 pin female heads.

I hate to go and blow something up.
Or would i?


I have bought this cable from ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3803149227...84.m1439.l2649

Hope this is the right cable. lol

Thank you
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Old 21 November 2011, 02:52   #2
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http://www.amigaforever.com/kb/13-105

As you see from the diagram there has to be some lines that cross,
I would read that over. I made one from scratch, not to hard. Just had a meter , beer and a soldering iron to make those connections!

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Old 21 November 2011, 02:57   #3
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http://www.amigaforever.com/kb/13-105

As you see from the diagram there has to be some lines that cross,
I would read that over. I made one from scratch, not to hard. Just had a meter , beer and a soldering iron to make those connections!

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Am lost now.
Some site that some guy as put this cable down in a post. That's why i have gone for it. But did not know if it is the right one and how to link it up.
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Old 21 November 2011, 03:01   #4
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Take a meter and test continuity when you get it. just make sure all the lines match with the diagram.

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Take a meter and test continuity when you get it. just make sure all the lines match with the diagram.

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Am sorry mate but am so so bad at all this electronic stuff i would not know what to do on testing.

It says 9 Pin + 25 Pin Female - 9 Pin + 25 Pin Female
Serial cable 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25), 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)

It sounds like the same layout on this cable.

DB-9 connector on one end, DB-25 on the other end.

What do you say?

Am good at soldering. But coming down to make anything from a cable from layout am c**p at.
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Old 21 November 2011, 03:11   #6
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i would recommend EasyADF PCMCIA kit from amigakit.com
not too expensive, really easy for file transfer and adf<>floppy transfer

works with any PC that you can read a CF on
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i would recommend EasyADF PCMCIA kit from amigakit.com
not too expensive, really easy for file transfer and adf<>floppy transfer

works with any PC that you can read a CF on

I will have a look into that.

From using the parallel cable that came with this Amiga - PC linkup kit.
It looked all up. But then my disk stopped working.
So there was know way on using it.

Had know way on copying files to my Amiga.

I have a look.

Thank you Djay
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Old 21 November 2011, 03:19   #8
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I will have a look into that.

From using the parallel cable that came with this Amiga - PC linkup kit.
It looked all up. But then my disk stopped working.
So there was know way on using it.

Had know way on copying files to my Amiga.

I have a look.

Thank you Djay
i used the PC linkup solution back on windows 98... when i went up to XP (or down to ) i had to go for a different solution.. it works really well

if you get really stuck i could send you an amiga floppy with the linkup software on?
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i used the PC linkup solution back on windows 98... when i went up to XP (or down to ) i had to go for a different solution.. it works really well

if you get really stuck i could send you an amiga floppy with the linkup software on?

I don't know what to do now. lol

Hmm i have still got this linkup kit with me. The CD what come with the kit as got windows files and the amiga floppy files on it. The only problem is how to send the Amiga files over to my Amiga so i can install and make a copy of the tool.

Hmm dam same i can not get Cloanto Amiga Explorer to work. As i had to install Win98 on my second hard drive. When i have got WinXp and Amiga OS 3.9 on my Master Hard drive.

Gone and got this cable from ebay what say's dispatched.

I did ask the guy about this cable but he never got back to me. lol
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I don't know what to do now. lol

Hmm i have still got this linkup kit with me. The CD what come with the kit as got windows files and the amiga floppy files on it. The only problem is how to send the Amiga files over to my Amiga so i can install and make a copy of the tool.

Hmm dam same i can not get Cloanto Amiga Explorer to work. As i had to install Win98 on my second hard drive. When i have got WinXp and Amiga OS 3.9 on my Master Hard drive.

Gone and got this cable from ebay what say's dispatched.

I did ask the guy about this cable but he never got back to me. lol
upload the adf (from the CD) to the Zone! i can put it on a floppy for you?
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upload the adf (from the CD) to the Zone! i can put it on a floppy for you?

I may not need to now. Done like you have put on your frist post.
I have got my self a
USB 2.0 ALL IN 1 Multi CARD READER SD/XD/MMC/MS/CF​ for my PC what only cost me £2.95


And

Amiga 600/1200 Pcmcia Transfer card 512 meg/ADF/whdload/dms/music/demos what cost me £23

All from ebay.

So i will do like what you say copy all the files from my pc to my amiga. Then i will keep with the parallel cable. As i will hate to go and blow something up.
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you shouldnt blow anything up... i have been using it for over a year and had no problems converting adfs and transfering WHDLoad installed games etc...

PCMCIA has a quicker transfer rate and i would say more reliable...

it seems you have the same illness as me... gotta buy stuff for my Amiga, annoys the shit outta my missis
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you shouldnt blow anything up... i have been using it for over a year and had no problems converting adfs and transfering WHDLoad installed games etc...

PCMCIA has a quicker transfer rate and i would say more reliable...

it seems you have the same illness as me... gotta buy stuff for my Amiga, annoys the shit outta my missis
LMFAO
All i wont is to send files over.
Right now everthing is going to pop
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So i have been looking all over sites and seen that there is a cable called null Modem cable that is faster and will work on XP by Cloanto Amiga Explorer Tool.
Amigakit sells the nullmodem cable.
They are fairly standard, and even work well with USB/serial adapters on PCs..

That being said, serial (Null Modem is serial) isn't going to be faster than parallel.
It's better. Parallel had too many standards (EPP/ECP, etc) and USB/Parallel port adapters almost never work with these type of transfers.
But not faster..

If you have any friends in the IT department, particularly in the Networking side, they used to drown in these cables.. Although all the new stuff is ethernet managed, but all the older equipment was serial.

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Old 23 November 2011, 03:36   #16
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Good news i have got it working now by a Null Modem cable and using Cloanto Amiga Explorer Tool.

Works lovely :-)
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I think better option is parallel and PC2Amiga (best is a compatible pcmcia ethernet card, they should be cheap)
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