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Geneve video connector converter to DSUB9

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While I was working on the SCART-Genie it occurred to me that some Geneve users may have a RGB monitor that takes a direct 9 pin connection and do not have the cable for it or like me just can't solder DIN connectors for cables!

 

I drew up a quick PCB that will convert the 8 pin Geneve Video/sound pinouts to a standard DSUB 9 Male pinout. I matched the pin numbers, 1 to 1, 2 to 2, etc. PCB size is 38 x 33 mm.

 

it would require a standard straight through 8 pin male to male DIN cable and then of course the 9 pin DSUB cable. It could also be used to replace the current 8 pin DIn connector on the geneve by using removing the old connector and resoldering this in it's place with some header pins. Then the Geneve'r would only need the DSUB9 cable.

 

I have not ordered any and wanted to know if this is of interest to any Geneve users?

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The problem is that many RGB monitors with DB9 connector have a different pin assignment.

 

You are right, this device would just allow someone to be able to solder something other than DIN connectors. I know many monitors have different pin assignments but this would at least allow users to make cables easier for their specific monitor.

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As it will be necessary to make solders, create directly an adaptateur with a DIN connector in one side and a DB9 connector on the other side seems to me a more simple solution. And all the connexions are protected.

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I made two cables for my Geneve 9640: to connect a Nec Multisync and a Commodore 1085 monitors.

That said, the little pcb you are thinking about already exists, there are many models like this one:

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my plan is to to be able to use a straight through din 5 (midi cable) to connect from the geneve to one side of the board then the user can solder a DSUB 9 to their specifications for the monitor connection.

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