[PARPORT] Oooo, crufty....

Monty (xiphmont@mit.edu)
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 02:09:47 EST

Hi Grant,

Hey, I have a special one for you. I often scour surplus computer
places for ancient equiment and found an old (but not ancient) "BSR
6800MX" (circa 1991) cdrom drive. It claims to be on a parallel
interface (and has a DB25 cable). Ever heard of it? The
electronics/mechanism inside are Mitsumi and I'm about to hit it with
the parport IDE modules to see if one takes, but I don't expect that
to work (the box almost certainly predates ATAPI equipment) which
means it's most likely parallel-port SCSI or something proprietary.

Ever heard of it or something like it? I can take some pictures of it
if you (or anyone else) would like to see. What kind of things should
I try first to see if I can identify the interface protocol?

Monty, wearing his cdparanoia hat...

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