FB354 in a CDTV drive has 24 pin connector, as well as the (unpopulated) 34 pin one in non standard location. Regards, Konrad 19 lis 2015 20:28 <firstname.lastname@example.org> napisał(a): > > > On 2015-11-19, at 18:27, Michał Pleban <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > Hello! > > > > firstname.lastname@example.org 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 > > different. > > Are you sure the connector is different?! Isn't it a 34 pin Shugart type > connector?! Obviously I can't now look into my C65 now to verify this ;-) > In 1581 any "Amiga drive" can be used. Definitely the infamous FB-354, > which I suspected it to be in both cases. Mechanically the Amiga 500 drives > fit. Sometimes the eject button has to be replaced. > > > 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? > > OK, I found this: > > http://www.softwolves.com/arkiv/cbm-hackers/16/16508.html > > So indeed there is a different connector. Yet I would be rather surprised > if they made a very special drive. My guess is that they combined the power > with signal lines on one cable but still kept the Shugart interface intact. > If this is true then you should be able to adapt (including the eject > button exchange) any FB-354 as found in A500s > > -- > SD! > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2015-11-19 20:01:08
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