I took a look at the service manual and they all look rather similar from the outside. I'll venture up into the attic with a screwdriver and a camera and over the weekend to see what I have. On 14/03/2014 09:55, email@example.com wrote: > Hi, Rob > > Don't know exactly what looks like tandon drives for 8050/8250 but > they have a different floppy locking system as regular ones. > Micropolis locking system have a sort of rectengular push button. To > load the floppy disk, you push the disk into the unit, then, when you > push (quite heavily) the button, the entire drive mecanism rotates to > complete lock. To remove the floppy, you push (quite heavily) again > the rectengular buton and the entire mecanism rotate back but does not > eject the disk; you have then to pull the buton to eject the disk. > > AFAIK, only full size 100 TPI Micropolis mecanics have this kind of > disk loading. On regular (non Commodore) 100TPI Micropolis ones, this > buton is (can be) blue to indicate double sided drive. Seen one pair > for sell on eBay few years ago. > > I think that Tandon drives have a more conventional locking system. > > REgards - Hervé > > Tous vos emails en 1 clic avec l'application SFR Mail sur iPhone et > Android - En savoir plus . > > ======================================== > > Message du : 13/03/2014 00:45 > De : "Rob Clarke " <firstname.lastname@example.org> > A : email@example.com > Copie à : > Sujet : Re: Who owns a 8050/8250 with tandon drives? > > Hi Martin, can you tell externally if it's a tandon drive? I have 4 > or 5 > in the attic and it would be easier if I didn't have to take then down > > of the shelves and open them up. > > cheers, Rob > > On 12/03/2014 19:34, Martin Hoffmann-Vetter wrote: >> Hello, >> >> did anyone owns a 8050 or 8250 with tandon drives? Many units come > with >> micropolis drives. So the ROM content of the RRIOTs for tandon > drives (e.g. >> 901483-04 and 901884-01) are missing. It would be very great if an > owner of >> a unit with tandon drives can dump the ROM from a RRIOT! >> >> Thanks >> >> Martin >> >> >> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > > > > Links: > ------ >  > http://www.sfr.fr/telephonie-mobile/services-options/services-smartphones/applications-sfr/sfr-mail/android?sfrintid=M_email_signature Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-03-14 10:00:28
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