Re: 1541-II mechanisms

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:09:14 +0200
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On 09/15/2014 11:04 PM, Uffe Jakobsen wrote:
> On 2014-09-15 17:38, Gerrit Heitsch wrote:
>> Try if that one is working:
>> Top one is Chinon with Eject, bottom one is Newtronics.
> I can confirm that Gerrit's observations about the front/mechanics
> relation matches with the six 1541-II drives that I have at hand here
> right now.
> PS: As a side note I can add that the Mitsumi/Newtronics lever mechanism
> is preferred by the C64 Disk Transfer (and preservation) Team - simply
> because its lever mechanism is all metal - where parts of the Chinon
> lever mechanism is made from platsic. The Chinon typically lever wears
> down after 5000-10000 disks (15000 if you are careful)

On the other hands, the Newtronics drives were known for their dying R/W 
heads. I have more than one 1541C with a Newtronics drive that is 
perfectly OK, just the R/W head has a broken connection somewhere.

So, you just can't win...


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