Re: Replacement drive mechanism for 1581

From: geneb <>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:30:17 -0700 (PDT)
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On Wed, 18 Mar 2015, wrote:

> On 2015-03-18 18:22, 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.
>> PS I did try a mechanism from anothe 1581 and it does work.
> In addition to what's been said: if you get an el cheapo, broken Amiga 500 
> (or 2000) with a working drive then you should be able to have a drop-in 
> replacement.
The only caveat with that is that the button is too short.


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