Mystery Sidecar

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Mystery Sidecar

Postby Tempest » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:16 pm

Whilst digging through my box of PCjr stuff, I came across what appears to be a parallel port sidecar, except it doesn't have the PCjr identification tag on it and has what appears to be a power plug port (barrel style) above the parallel port. Is this some sort of third party parallel port/power sidecar combo or something? I can take pictures later.
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Re: Mystery Sidecar

Postby jmetal88 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:09 pm

Sounds like the jrCaptain. It would have had a metal label stuck to it with double-sided tape originally, but it could have fallen off or someone could have removed it.
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Re: Mystery Sidecar

Postby Tempest » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:40 am

I think that's what it might be. Never knew I had one all this time. Too bad it's kind of worthless now that I have a jrIDE.
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Re: Mystery Sidecar

Postby Tempest » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:59 am

So is the jrCaptain have a standard parallel port or is it some special printer port? Can it be modified to be bi-directional like the standard sidecar?
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