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#1 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:01 PM

Can a DB15 Male to DB15 Female cable be used for "Extension Cable" for the 5200 game controller?

#2 0078265317 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:50 PM

Probably if it looks like the gameport connector on a pc. Or goto ebay. Type in "game port extension cable" there is one for 1.99 right now no bids yet.

Edited by 0078265317, Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:54 PM.


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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:17 PM

Try to avoid getting DB15 extension cables with hoods that are made of metal, like these ones:

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 290679002226

The 5200 joystick connectors have interlocking plastic tabs that will not fit inside this cable. Here is the type you want:

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 350533227302

(This particular item is outrageously expensive, so I'm including it only for reference.) I've got a bunch of those exact cables, and they work perfectly with the 5200 and with the XEGS keyboard as well.

#4 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:28 PM

Thanks! As for the outrageously expensive cable, yep that's not going to do for me. ;-)

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:14 PM

Yes 42 is too much. But there is one for 1.99. Also the metal ones work just fine. It doesn't fit. But with a needle nose pliar it bends easily. I ididi the same with a gender changer. Fits great. Or cut the tabs off the controller cord and it will fit.

#6 Prodos8 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:09 AM

Neo-Geo extension cables work well also. They are molded, without the metal bits, just like the 5200 stuff. However, they seem to be overpriced for the most part.




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