Re: Replacement drive mechanism for 1581

From: geneb <>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:34:35 -0700 (PDT)
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On Wed, 18 Mar 2015, William Levak wrote:

> The drive mechanism for my 1581 has stopped working. It was a Chinon F-354E. 
> I tried a Chinon FZ-357 as a replacement.  I could not get it to work, even 
> though I tried all the jumper variations that seemed reasonable. I also have 
> a Newtronics D359T3 and a Teac FD-235HF, but their jumpers are not marked, 
> and I don't know how to set them.
> I know these are HD drives, but they should also be able to work in DD mode.
William, there's an issue of Commodore World that contains an article on 
what you need to do in order to use an HD mech in a 1581.  Unfortunately, 
I don't recall which issue it is.  The good news is that the IA has all of 
them scanned and online.


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