Re: Commodore 65 and 1581 incompatibility

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:27:11 +0100
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On 11/18/2015 11:06 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 11:48 AM,  <> wrote:
>> Some drives work reliably only with its own formatted disks due to (mis)alignment so this is not a fully reliable method of checking the compatibility.
> I have a pair of 1581 drives.  Each can format disks and read their
> own files, but only one can read floppies made on other drives.
> Someday, I'll get around to aligning the heads on the one (or
> replacing the floppy mech).
> Finding a 1581 power supply or two would probably make that project go faster.

You can use any Power supply that delivers 5V 1A and 12V 500mA. For 
example some the PSUs that come with external HD enclosures. has one under 350 324 that works without problems with a 
1581 or a 1541-II. Just needs a new plug.

The 4 pin plug is called 'MAS40'.


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