Re: C65 case and C65 drive

From: Ernie Chorny <>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 01:00:43 -0500
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On 2/2/2012 11:11 AM, wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> finally managed to turn on my C65 board.... Now i'm seraching a C65 
> case and drive... Anyone may help me?
> Thanks, Carlo
Carlo -

The drive is a Chinon FB354C (an FB354B is used on the Amiga 3000). It 
appears to be similar to (or perhaps identical to) a 1581 or A500 drive 
EXCEPT for 3 things -

1. the eject button is much larger than a 1581 or A500 (but these are 
removable from the drive so one could possibly be fabricated)

2. there is no separate power cable or connection on  the drive board.

3. the signal cable (and I guess this includes the power) connects to  
the drive on the left hand side (viewed from the front) at the back end. 
The "cable" is a thin flexible plastic effort with the wires imbedded in 
it (similar to the keyboard cable on a 600 or 1200). The are 24 wires in 
the cable. I believe you have found the schematics so you might be able 
to determine what the signals are and how to connect them to a more 
common drive (hopefully). Of course, just to keep things interesting, 
the signal cable connects to the motherboard through the same type of 
"slip"connection (there must be  a proper word for  this kind of 


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