Enable the external tape interface¶
For the MZ-711 and MZ-811, this step can be omitted. For other models, i.e., those with an internal data recorder or a quickdisk, the external tape interface needs to be enabled, also see a description of the reverse of this operation.
Enabling the external interface is done by disconnecting the data recorder or quickdisk from connector P-12 and by connecting the jumper plug. This plug will wire the read and write signals to the external connectors and it will suppress the “Press play” message.
A jumper plug can be made from a plug similar to the one the data recorder and quickdisk use.
The wires are connected as follows:
These wires can also be soldered directly on the connector and optionally, the sense signal can be wired to an external switch.
The MZ-80K/MZ-80A/MZ-80B do not have external connectors. For these models an internal connection must be made.
Also see an instruction video on this subject.
To wire an MZ to a PC, the following cable is used.
Wiring is as follows:
To connect the data recorder to a PC, the following wiring should be used:
The +5V must be provided by an external power supply (5V / min. 0.3A).
The binaries can be found in this archive. After unzipping this archive, the
binaries for Linux can be found in
src/linux/release, those for Windows can
be found in
Retrieve the source code with Git.
git clone https://github.com/jfjlaros/mzput.git
To compile for Linux:
cd mzput/src/linux sh build.sh
For Windows, use:
cd mzput\src\w32 build.bat
The binary will be placed in the
Notes for Windows users:
- This program uses the callgate mechanism for real time operations. Since this mechanism is also used by viruses, the virusscanner may need to be disabled.
- The files
callgate.dllmust reside in the same folder as
mzput.exe, or they can be installed in one of the folders in the system path.