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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.

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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.
“In future cases we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”
** by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas 2022-06-24 **
- Griswold v. Connecticut is a 1965 decision that married couples have a right to privacy, including on decisions about contraception, and that a Connecticut law banning contraceptive access even for married couples was thus unconstitutional.
- Lawrence v. Texas was a 2003 decision striking down a Texas law banning sexual acts between people of the same sex.
- Obergefell v. Hodges was the 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
What all of these decisions have in common beyond that they gave people rights that Thomas does not want them to have is that the court’s decisions invoked “substantive due process,” a legal argument Thomas thinks is in itself illegitimate.

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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