Re: 1541-II mechanisms

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:12:11 +0200
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On 09/14/2014 08:56 PM, wrote:
> On 2014-09-14 at 20:03:54, Gerrit Heitsch ( wrote:
>>>>>> Do we know exactly what all types of mechanisms the 1541-IIs were
>>>>>> equipped with? Were there more than one type (as with the older 1541s)?
>>>>> I believe there were at least two - one direct drive, the other
>>>>> belt-driven.
>>>> Yes, I have one of each. The belt driven one is Newtronics/Mitsumi, the
>>>> direct drive is Chinon. The latter is the one where the disk pops out a
>>>> bit when unlocking the drive.
>>> It's probably the other way around as those I have here are direct driven and the disk
>> doesn't pop out.
>> Check the mechanism then, might have gotten stuck.
> I did. There is no mechanism that'd eject the disk.

That would be a third mechanism for the 1541-II then... The direct drive 
I know is made by Chinon and has that eject feature.


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