Re: C128D/1571 issue

From: Justin <>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 14:37:42 -0500
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Wouldn't it be easier to change it to device 9? That was what I did to play nicer with my 1541U.


> On Sep 5, 2015, at 09:28, Pete Rittwage <> wrote:
> Be aware this hack does not make the drive completely invisible. Many
> fastloaders (speeders) will not work with the other lines still connected.
> When I made a switchbox, I had to switch all 3 main lines to make it
> compatible (DATA, ATN, and CLOCK).  Leaving SRQ connected might be a
> problem also, but I'm not generally a 128 guy.
> -Pete
>> 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
>>> frustrating).
>>> 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
>>> again.
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