Please Note: The information in this document has just been translated over from the printed version (14-Aug-98) and is being reviewed. There are errors! This notice will go away once all the obvious errors are corrected. From there, this document will be upgraded over time.
Some notes on DVI (disk video interface) cables and protection
DVI cables are special. Each pin-pair in the 50-pin cable is crossed making it a very, very, very difficult cable to manufacture--well worth the price that Tandy wants ($70). You can get a cable through Tandy National Parts. Their number is: 800-442-2425.
When using a DVI with a Model 100 it is best to use a zero insertion force connector to avoid breaking the DVI cable pins at the Model 100's bus connector. Model 102's and 200's incorporate a less stressful bus connector. A zero insertion force connector as an arm affixed to a clamping mechanism that clamps each pin, or releases each pin, depending on the position of the arm, i.e., up = release, down = clamp. You may purchase a zero insertion force connector at any "good" electonics parts store--gee, I guess that leaves out old Rat Shack, eh?--or by calling Digi-Key. Their number is: 800-344-4539.