You mean the external CDTV drive? I should have a few somewhere. I always thought they differed only with the colour of the casing as any external Amiga drive could be used. I shall find and check one of the black CDTV ones. On 19 November 2015 20:40:55 CET, Konrad B <email@example.com> wrote: >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 >> -- Sent from mobile device. Please have understanding. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2015-11-19 20:01:44
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