Re: Reset switch for Oceanic drive

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2005-03-23 23:00:32

On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 08:43:23PM +0100, wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anybody knows if it is possible to ad a reset switch to an Oceanic
> OC118N diskdrive (1541 clone). If yes where do I connect the switch.

My first electronics project (some 18 years ago) was a reset switch built
inside a serial bus DIN connector.  I removed the flexible jacket from
the end of the connector and mounted a push-button there.  When pressed,
the button should connect pins 2 and 6, if I remember correctly.

Older C64s will be reset when you attach the button-connector to the free
connector of the drive and push the button.  Newer C64s won't reset, so there
it'll only be a drive-reset.

Of course, you can also build the switch inside the drive.  But where are you
going to mount the switch?  The OC-118N has a very compact case, and it is
pretty crowded inside.


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