RE: C65 case and C65 drive

From: Ed Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:02:59 -0500
Message-ID: <8F272DC3A0844A828E65556B91B297EF@dell6400>
I you can get access to a CNC machine, you could carve your own replica case
out of some plastic. 

Best regards,
Ed Johnson

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ernie Chorny
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 1:01 AM
Subject: Re: C65 case and C65 drive

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 connector!?).


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