well my Yamaha CX5M seems to work...
- I plugged it in, how daring was that? Hit the power
button, and the diode lit up. It came with a cable,
din on one end, 2 rca's on the other...presumably
video. But I don't have a tv with that sort of jack
where I am.
Anyone know of any good download sites? Of course
I'll have to figure out how to connect a disk drive to
it. NOT likely to find original equipment anytime soon.
Yahoo! for Good
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The Yamaha line were the only MSX machines actually marketed in the US, and
this fact should work in your favor for finding parts and information. Where
did you find it? I've bid on a few on eBay but was never willing to pay
enough to win the auction. I suspect the DIN to RCA cable was for connecting
music gear. Most MIDI stuff used a DIN plug similar to a PC (not PS/2)
keyboard. Yamaha sold this computer with a piano-style MIDI keyboard for
playing music and composition.
Should be a fun machine if you can find the software.
--- Chris M <chrism3667@...> wrote:
> I plugged it in, how daring was that? Hit the power
> button, and the diode lit up. It came with a cable,
> din on one end, 2 rca's on the other...presumably
> video. But I don't have a tv with that sort of jack
> where I am.
> Anyone know of any good download sites? Of course
> I'll have to figure out how to connect a disk drive to
> it. NOT likely to find original equipment anytime soon.
> Yahoo! for Good
> Donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
- I've been busy cleaning up machines, taking pictures and updating my
virtual collection site:
Apple IIe Platinum
Apple IIgs "Woz" signature edition (ROM 0)
Apple 3.5" drive (A9M0106)
Apple 5.25" drive (A9M0107)
TRS-80 Model I (26-1006), Level II BASIC, 16KB with lower case mod
IBM 9348-012 tape drive (9-track) with SCSI interface
Documation M1000-L card reader
Sun SPARC Ultra 10
DEC VT420 terminal
I'm looking for:
TRS-80 Model I expansion interface and drives
Apple IIgs ROM3
Software for the ALS Z-Engine CP/M card
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
The Dixie Lion Jazz Band http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/dixie.html
The B9 Robot Builders Club B9-0014 http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/B9/
Old Technology http://ripsaw.cac.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
- I know it is Jim, probably due to one of your comments in the past. I
in fact did get it on Ebay, and it only cost like 6 bucks, although
shipping was like 2.5 x that. I can't swear it works, but the only
thing that has me concerned is the video IC, and even that is similar
to the TI/994A'a (I can never remember how that puter is spelled).
This thing was sitting in a pawn shop evidently, still had the sticker
on it. Good condition, and I agree, when I started reading up on MSX
stuph, I became tre intrigued.
This thing did have the option of a disk drive, but I doubt I'd find
the original equipment *affordably*. I don't know, I might play around
with trying to hook up *something* through one of it's ports. The
damned notoriously slow C64 drive connected through the serial port,
although it's slowness was due to poorly written software. I wish
there was a floppy equivalent to the SASI boards that have been
floating around. Mind you I have no idea how I'd do this.
The other option is to create a generic cartridge and burn images of
programs to an eprom. Loads easier then trying to interface a disk
drive. But then again I can just send them over the serial port from a
PC, but that assumes I have communications software already on the
puter. So I'm going to have to use the cassette???
Yes, the only one sold in the US probably, but there's Canada, and
the FAQ that I read the other day (the guy was from Boston or
thereabouts) said he had a Sony something or other. The ones that were
available overseas had detachable keyboards and whatnot. Alot of fun.
--- In email@example.com, Jim Scheef <jscheef@y...> wrote:
> The Yamaha line were the only MSX machines actually marketed in the