Sharp X1 video pinouts

Started by blue lander, March 30, 2005, 03:42:20 AM

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blue lander

Sorry if this is off topic, but I figure this is the most likely place I'll find an answer. The X1 isn't an X68000, but it's the precursor to it so I hope that's close enough.

Anyways, I recently bought a Sharp X1-c, and I need to know the video port pinout. It uses a 6 pin DIN connector, not the DB15 that the X68000 and most other Japanese PCs use. I used an oscilloscope to figure out which pins were vertical and horizontal sync, and which pins are RGB, but I don't know which pin specifically is red, green or blue.  The tape drive on the thing doesn't work (it will once I replace a drive belt), so I can't load any software on it yet. I hooked it up to a NEC Multisync II and saw some text about how it's trying to load software, but I have no idea if I hooked the colors up right. A search on Google didn't reveal anything, does anybody here know?

If anybody's curious, this is what I've figured out so far. This is looking at the female DIN port on the back of the machine.

1: Vertical sync
2: Ground
3: Color signal
4: Color signal
5: Color signal
6: Horizontal sync


blue lander

Thanks! Somehow I knew you'd know the answer to this one.