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Extra ports...

Postby Brad » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:57 am

So this QL I got has a couple of extra D9 sockets. A male at the left edge and a female next to the rf out. Any idea what they might be? Cheers


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:10 am

That does sound most interesting, you might have to take the top off and take some pics!


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:44 am

Brad wrote:So this QL I got has a couple of extra D9 sockets. A male at the left edge and a female next to the rf out. Any idea what they might be? Cheers


At a guess I would say this is a Minerva with I2C port on a DB9 and a QIMII interface out to a mouse port.


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:46 am

Lifting the lid is probably the only way you will know, but boot screen will tell you if you have Minerva - the qimi interface doesn't show up in the ROM banners as it's just a couple of I/O ports


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Brad » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:00 am

No psu currently so can’t power on. I’ll lift the lid and photo the internals.


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby tofro » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:37 am

Pr0f wrote:
Brad wrote:So this QL I got has a couple of extra D9 sockets. A male at the left edge and a female next to the rf out. Any idea what they might be? Cheers


At a guess I would say this is a Minerva with I2C port on a DB9 and a QIMII interface out to a mouse port.


Could as well be a SuperHermes, which also exposes 2 additional D9s (one High-speed serial, the other serial mouse).

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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:40 am

tofro wrote:
Pr0f wrote:
Brad wrote:So this QL I got has a couple of extra D9 sockets. A male at the left edge and a female next to the rf out. Any idea what they might be? Cheers


At a guess I would say this is a Minerva with I2C port on a DB9 and a QIMII interface out to a mouse port.


Could as well be a SuperHermes, which also exposes 2 additional D9s (one High-speed serial, the other serial mouse).

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I thought about that, but he didn't mention any keyboard connector as an extra port - but as you say - visual inspection is the way forward :-)


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby tofro » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:49 am

Pr0f wrote:
I thought about that, but he didn't mention any keyboard connector as an extra port - but as you say - visual inspection is the way forward :-)


My SuperHermeses don't expose the keyboard connector, as I figured the QLs that have it have working keyboards.....


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:03 pm

tofro wrote:
Pr0f wrote:
I thought about that, but he didn't mention any keyboard connector as an extra port - but as you say - visual inspection is the way forward :-)


My SuperHermeses don't expose the keyboard connector, as I figured the QLs that have it have working keyboards.....


Quite a few people run the SuperHermes with Aurora - where there isn't usually a QL keyboard. I did say in my first post 'At a guess' - and also indicated that looking inside would be the only way to know for sure - I feel like I am on trial dude....


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Brad » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:12 pm

I'll get some pics this afternoon, if only to put a halt to the witch trials!



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