Re: Amiga 500

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 23:33:34 +0200 (CEST)
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Scott wrote:

> Also, the disk drive continually runs or clicks

You should be aware that Amiga floppy drives tend to be the first item
to break. There are a lot of Amigas out there which work except for the
built-in floppy drive. The mechanism is the same Chinon F?-354 type as
found in e.g. Atari ST and some other computers. Supposedly the way the
Amiga accesses the floppy drive would shorten its life.

The fact that the drive reads for a few seconds then fails tells me you
might as well try to get another drive as another floppy disk. In theory
I think a standard PC drive would work after a few modifications, mainly
emulating the disk change signal but I never went through with doing it

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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