Can a joystick damage an MSX?

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Par The Apeman

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05-10-2020, 21:31

Hi,

I bought a Mando/Paddle controller (http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_product=2225&contr...) but someone noted, I think on Ebay, but without source, that it is a bad product and could damage a computer. Is there something to that story?

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Par Meits

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05-10-2020, 22:39

They say it's MSX compatible. You could ask for the pin-out if you're not sure.

Par sd_snatcher

Prophet (3401)

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06-10-2020, 01:45

The original Atari Paddles won't damage the MSX, but they also don't work. But this is a clone, so you need to confirm its schematics. In joypad mode, it should work fine, but it has only 1 button.

You need an adapter to be able to connect the (original) Atari paddles to the MSX.

Par gdx

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06-10-2020, 02:22

And the second button will probably not be usable without modification.

Par The Apeman

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06-10-2020, 07:31

Meits wrote:

They say it's MSX compatible. You could ask for the pin-out if you're not sure.

Thanks, I'll do that. So if the pin-out is not compatible, can it damage the MSX?

Par hamlet

Scribe (3406)

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06-10-2020, 09:01

Will you share the pin-out, so we can see what the 5V are connected to?

Par gdx

Prophet (3906)

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06-10-2020, 09:23

I think it depends on button 2. It is not connected to the same pin on Atari / Comodore.

http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/DB9-Joystick

Par The Apeman

Expert (101)

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06-10-2020, 10:12

hamlet wrote:

Will you share the pin-out, so we can see what the 5V are connected to?

Yes, once they've responded to my request.

Par The Apeman

Expert (101)

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06-10-2020, 10:13

gdx wrote:

I think it depends on button 2. It is not connected to the same pin on Atari / Comodore.

http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/DB9-Joystick

It is a single button controller.

Par Latok

msx guru (3800)

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06-10-2020, 12:26

If you hit hard, it can.

Par JohnHassink

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07-10-2020, 23:58

Latok wrote:

If you hit hard, it can.

LOL!

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