Re: Commodore 65 and 1581 incompatibility

From: Michał Pleban <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:27:39 +0100
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Hello! wrote:

>> Hm I understand you mean removing the drive from 1581 and transplanting
>> it to the C65?
> Yes, that's what I mean.

I opened the computer and the drive, but the mechs do not seem
interchangeable. The mech in 1581 is labeled F-354E and the mech in C65
is FB-354C. The connector is different, the eject mechanism is also

Anyway, I reseated the mech connector and the FDC chip, and now I can
format disks on the C65 and the 1581 reads them fine. However, the drive
in C65 is unreliable, when I insert a disk sometimes it refuses to read
it, or it gives weird errors like "disk is write protected". I think I
would like to replace it, but where do I get a FB-354C?


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