You definitely need 1N5819 or BAT85 for this cable, other Schottky-diodes or the usual 1N4148 diodes don't work with many motherboards.
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You need the following parts to build this cable:
One solderable 6-pin male DIN plug (Commodore serial plug)
One solderable 25-pin male plug (PC parallel plug)
Four 1N5819 or BAT85 diodes
A shielded 4-wire or unshielded 5-wire cable of, preferably, at most 2 meters
Step 1. Solder one end of the cable onto the DIN plug.
Step 2. Solder those wires, that don't go through a diode, on the other end of the cable onto the parallel plug. These include the following connections:
|DIN plug|| Parallel plug |
|2, GND||18-25, GND |
|3, ATN|| 13, Select |
|4, CLK|| 12, PaperEnd|
|5, DATA|| 10, Ack |
|6, RESET|| 11, Busy |
Step 3. Build the diode bridges between the appropriate pins of the parallel plug. These include the following connections:
|Parallel plug|| Parallel plug |
|13, Select|| 1, Strobe |
|12, PaperEnd|| 14, AutoFeed|
|11, Busy|| 17, SelectIn|
|10, Ack|| 16, Init |
The cathodes of the diodes should be pointing towards the pins in the right column of the table.
You can find the description of all parts used on the diagrams at the legend page.
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