RE: C128D/1571 issue

From: hwarin <>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 15:59:04 +0200
Message-ID: <3BD50654EB7C42CAAEE558987BD6F567@abbdomain.local>

Thanks for sharing this hack ... It should be applicable to european C128D
and SX64 without cutting traces but only one wire on link cable following
the same principe.

Regards - Hervé

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[] De la part de Daniel V. Mackey
Envoyé : vendredi 4 septembre 2015 03:30
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Objet : Re: C128D/1571 issue

At 09:00 PM 9/3/2015, you wrote:

>Hi if I remember right the European 128D is different than the U.S. made
>128DCR, but maybe some
>things are similar.
>I have 3 128DCR's and they all had the same problem.
>There was a guy in the U.S. Al Anger that did a hack years ago, what this
>does is you cut one trace and
>solder onto the pad of the cut trace and 2 other traces you solder wires
>onto, on the other end of these wires you solder the wires to a simple
>OFF/ON toggle switch.  This totally disables the internal 1571
>controller board, but the usual IEC serial port is not affected and you can
>then use Device#8 since the internal 1571 ties this up (really
>But Im not sure if the Plastic European 128D internal 1571
>circuit is on a separate board or on the Motherboard?  I think Al was doing
>this on a 128DCR, but I can
>find out if he included the European model.
>I did this hack to one of my 128DCR's and the annoying problem of disks has
>gone away and the only real
>solution I can think of.  I will look for the paper for this hack and post
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