Re: Upgrade 2040/3040 DOS 1 floppy drive to DOS 2?

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 00:06:47 +0200
Message-ID: <alpine.WNT.2.00.1008010002430.2960@zapac-9ea002038>
Wolfgang Moser wrote:

> Anders, I think before you get back to my offer, you have to verify
> according to the schematics that both converter boards are compatible to
> each other.

First of all, I need to see how many drives I can assemble. :-D

I'm afraid the drive mechs are in terrible need of alignment, or how
do you otherwise explain that one floppy disk formatted as DOS 1 in
one drive, returns all sorts of weird read errors (tracks 40, 64 etc)
in another drive? If I reformat the disk in the second drive, it works
fine in that one but will not work in a third mech.

By the way, would the power supply from a 8050 drive be compatible with
the power supply in a 3040 drive, considering voltages and connectors?
Frankly I haven't looked at it myself yet.

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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