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Building the ZoomFloppy Parallel Cable

Parts needed:

Visit the ports, parts & pinouts page for a descriptions of all the above parts.

Tools needed:

This cable is a simple straight-through parallel cable used to hook the parallel port of the ZoomFloppy to the parallel port of a C= disk drive. It is a companion cable to the standard DIN6 serial cable which is the primary connection from the ZoomFloppy to the disk drive. This cable works with Star Commander and with MNIB/NIBTOOLS.

If you're not sure this is the right cable for you, see my cable picking guide to check.


Step 1: Prep the DB15 connectors and attach the wires


Step 2: Check the cable

Cable pinout chart

DB15 (male)
DB15 (male)
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Step 3: Finish the cable. Mount the DB ends in their hoods


Email the author: Peter Schepers | Last updated: Nov 24, 2011