Re: C128D/1571 issue

From: traymond <>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:06:29 -0700 (PDT)
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Hmm I did not know this but this hack helped my frustration level in not
reading disks
at all.
So does this apply to like fast load cartridges?

Terry Raymond

On Saturday, September 5, 2015, Ingo Korb [via cbm-hackers] <> wrote:

> "Pete Rittwage" <[hidden email]
> <http:///user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=4660302&i=0>> writes:
> > Be aware this hack does not make the drive completely invisible. Many
> > fastloaders (speeders) will not work with the other lines still
> connected.
> I'd love to know more details about that - a sample program with a
> failing loader would be best. The drive is supposed to not
> touch the clock and data lines while ATN is high and it is not in
> listener or talker state, so just disconnecting ATN should be sufficient.
> The only issue I can think if is additional capacitive load on the serial
> bus due to the longer cable, which could cause issues for fastloaders
> whose setup-to-sample time is too fast - but that wouldn't apply to the
> C128D(CR) because its internal bus is much shorter than a standard
> serial cable.
> -ik
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