What does it do?

  MoiraB 17:22 22 Mar 03

Following the death of a relative I have been given an Epson Micro Cassette Drive Part No.Y20603200. I don't know how old it is or what it would be used for. It is in a plain box with an Epson label giving the part No. and Product name but no other info or details. No instructions, no lead. It looks as if it takes mini cassettes as used by dictation machines and the socket on the back looks as if it takes some sort of connection measuring about 2cms x 0.5 cm with about 30 pins. I know it can't be anything too modern as he was unable to use his computer from mid 1998. Can anyone shed any light - I'm curious!

  mikef™ 17:31 22 Mar 03

An Epson Micro Cassette Drive is the sort of thing used before floppys and CD's to input data and came in the early Epson personal computers Have a look here click here for an example from 1981 which had one.

  mikef™ 17:34 22 Mar 03

More click here shows how it was used.

And one of the first notebooks from 1983 click here


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