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How to create a Commodore PET IEEE Cable - Part 3


Aug 11, 2011
Stowmarket, UK
Finally, we need to put the cover on the edge connector. It will need a small adjustment. Basically both top & bottom "lips" of the connector needs removing. I used a small hacksaw and file for finishing. Hopefully yours will look better than mine. If you don't do this, it won't fit snugly and fully into the PET's edge connctor.
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We are now ready to fit the edge connector cover, and this is straighforward...
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Since we no longer have the "lip" to hold in the connector, I had to use some spare nuts and bolts pictured below to hold it in place. These brass ones work quite well, but I'm sure you can find some from a hardware store.
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And there we have it, complete with a simple label. There is a small gap you can see inside which could be blocked/packed with something, but it's only cosmetic. I don't think Belkin will want my resume, but hey they made these we wouldn't need to do all this...
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That's all folks, I hope it worked for you!