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Looking for EP128 + SD card reader and scart cable
« on: 2018.July.07. 15:43:26 »
I know it is a long shot but I will give it a try anyhow :-)

Back in the day I used to own a EP128 & 64 disk interface, mouse, etc. etc. Imported the stuff from Boxsoft here to Denmark.

Unfortunately I sold my machines many years a go :-( and life took over with work and many other things ...

Anyhow, I am looking for a working EP128 with a SD interface (no more tapes) and a scart cable. It would be very nice if the machine is expanded with RAM etc. but it is not a demand.

If you have a machine like that you do not use I would be very interrested. I know the going rate is high but that is how it goes.

Hope to hear from you. Even thou emu128ep is good it is not the real thing ..

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Re: Looking for EP128 + SD card reader and scart cable
« Reply #1 on: 2018.July.07. 16:24:17 »
Hello John, you are an historic of Enterprise....

We are in a shortage of SD-readers, as Szorg seems to not produce them any more. I hope somebody could design a substitute soon....

Enterprise units surface every now an then on Ebay, but at high prices. Talk to Zozo.

When you have your working unit you can buy an EXDOS compact controller from pear in this same web, even an EnterMice if you want a Boxsoft compatible mouse adapter. There are a lot of applications that use it, for example SymbOS.

To the EXDOS controller you can attach  easily a floppy emulator(HXD, Gotek) if you also don't want to manage disks.

There are other add-ons available just now, but exceed the "basic" settings, like a bus expander or an I/O MSX cartridge adapter.

About the Scart cable you can order it here.

I think like you, better the real thing...
« Last Edit: 2018.July.07. 18:08:26 by gflorez »

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Re: Looking for EP128 + SD card reader and scart cable
« Reply #2 on: 2018.July.07. 18:12:15 »
Hi gflores

Thank you for answer. The gotek solution seems like a good way to go now when the sd card reader is out :-)

I will keep my eyes open for a machine on ebay but I would prefer buying for one of the experienced guys here to avoid risking being ripped of ... I will drop Zozo a line.

I saw you expansion port that can ruin the SE-ONE. I have one for my MSX Turbo-R so I was thinking about adding that later.

Once again thank you for the answers. Good suggestions :smt038

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Re: Looking for EP128 + SD card reader and scart cable
« Reply #3 on: 2018.July.07. 18:34:04 »
[quote author=gflorez date=1530973457 link=topic=1638.msg71417#
To the EXDOS controller you can attach  easily a floppy emulator(HXD, Gotek) if you also don't want to manage disks.
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Just a quick followup. Is anybody using this SD CB - HXC Rev C: https://lotharek.pl//productdetail.php?id=32

And can you get power from the EP or does it have to come externally?

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Re: Looking for EP128 + SD card reader and scart cable
« Reply #4 on: 2018.July.07. 18:58:17 »
The HXC(or the Gotek) needs very little energy to work, you can draw +5v from any point on the EXDOS controller.

in fact I have an HXC in the same box as my EXDOS, all powered from the Enterprise:



There is also a HXC management Rom written by Zozo.

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Re: Looking for EP128 + SD card reader and scart cable
« Reply #5 on: 2018.July.07. 21:15:52 »
Very cool indeed :-D

Is that a standard case from Lotharek og something you built?

I have written ZoZo (zozosoft) so now I can only wait :-)

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Re: Looking for EP128 + SD card reader and scart cable
« Reply #6 on: 2018.July.07. 21:47:00 »
This was a Spanish project. It is a standard case from an Electronic hardware shop, and the "Wilco" EXDOS PCB was build around its inner dimensions.

Every now and then there is a batch of these PCBs on the Vaderetro web Spain.

Seeing that the case still had a lot of space, and occurring that I had an unused HXC on a drawer, I decided to join both of them... It was very hard to put all inside....
« Last Edit: 2018.July.07. 22:08:02 by gflorez »