The push-down-to-close/push-down-to-open drives are Micropolis. Unfortunately the Tandon and MPI drives both use the flip-up/flip down latches and look almost identical, especially when closed. If you look in the slot when it's closed you should see a ~4mm wide metal bar on either side of the latch in the Tandons that is not visible in the MPIs; they prevent latching if the disk is not fully inserted and help to push it into place. When you open the Tandon drive door and look inside, the plastic 'cone' that locks the diskette hub looks like it is flush with the pivoting upper bracket that it's mounted on, whereas on the MPI there's a gap about 6mm wide between the cone and the bracket, and you can see the shaft and the spring. Clear as mud? HTH, m I could take/post pictures if absolutely necessary... ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rob Clarke" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:44 PM Subject: 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 Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-03-14 18:00:02
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