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Offline dante

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9 out of 10 boards are missing their cables.  Was just curious if the cables were being dissected for gold  :p

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Nope, the stupidity of detachable cables. If they can be unhooked, they can be lost.

We all have drawers full of useless obsolete cables. They get tossed indiscriminately.
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I've been wondering the same thing after looking around for one on eBay. lol You don't see the same thing happening with Model M's with detachable cables as much, but I guess that's because people generally see the value in them more than the AEK/AEK II.
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Offline Jotokun

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Not a big deal, honestly. ADB is physically identical to S-Video, so just grab one of those cables if you don't mind the color mismatch.
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Offline Heliosphere

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Not a big deal, honestly. ADB is physically identical to S-Video, so just grab one of those cables if you don't mind the color mismatch.

Good info to know.

Offline Findecanor

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Except that the original cables are in the right shade of grey and have the ADB logo.
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Offline jacobolus

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If anyone needs an ADB cable, I have a few, and I’d be happy to mail one out for the cost of shipping.

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Not a big deal, honestly. ADB is physically identical to S-Video, so just grab one of those cables if you don't mind the color mismatch.

Unless the pinout is incomplete. I bought the S-video Cable which had only two pins connected, other were unpopulated with wires ;) Was happy that I got one for a mod, was sad when I cut it just to see only two wires were present ;)

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I have used S-video cables many times with no problems.

And, the good-quality audiophile ones are probably much better, wire-wise, than the originals.
(1) Q: Why did Republicans Become So Extreme? A: Because they wished to tap into the fears of white, rural and small-town Americans against a changing nation.
(2) Q: Why do they want to tap into this fear? A: Because fear and rage more reliably turns out voters.
(3) Q: Why do they use these tactics? A: Because emotion clouds reason.
(4) Q: Why don’t they want voters to use reason? A: Because they might notice the policies the GOP is pursuing are not for the benefit of a majority of the voters, their communities or the country as a whole
(5) Q: Why don’t they want to pursue policies that would benefit the majority of their voters? A: Because the majority of their voters are not providing the majority of their funding.
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Offline RoflCopter4

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I have used S-video cables many times with no problems.

And, the good-quality audiophile ones are probably much better, wire-wise, than the originals.

I'm not sure what you mean by better. I don't know about anyone else but I've never had issues involving harmful interference with my keyboard cable.
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