Date: 2005-08-12 22:38:17
Howdy Hackers :-) I need a bit of help with reading the second diskside of 1541-disks in Catweasel drives. You probably remember that you have to mount a magnet and a reed-switch to the PC drive in order to replace the light resistor/index hole stuff. However, I've got some bad experience with several reed contacts - it seems they sometimes miss the magnet and thus don't do the pulses properly. If someone got it "properly" please grab your oscilloscope and tell me how the normal light diode/resistor pulses ought to be like in timing and duration (i.e. length of pulse). And please recommend me a reed-switch that is reliable - I have tried several, none of them being reliable enough to generate the pulses. If you know any other method of replacing the indexhole/LED stuff on the PC drive, please let me know. Another question - I guess some of you have the IDE64, which now can use CF Flash cards instead of IDE drives. Great stuff. I think it would be cool to make an 8 sec GCR copy that copies a whole 1541 disk image to IDE64 - is there such a tool already? If not I'll do it (but first I need to know where to buy a IDE64 and how much it costs). Yours ATT -------------------------------------- Ein Service von http://www.networld.at Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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