Re: Commodore 65 and 1581 incompatibility

From: Michał Pleban <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:22:52 +0100
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HÁRSFALVI Levente wrote:

> If the drive (differences aside) is otherwise a Chinon F*-354 variant,
> the solution might just be simple. The disk presence / write protect
> sensing microswitches in these drives are infamously bad. Fortunately,
> they usually only need to be disassembled and the little brass contacts
> in the microswitches be cleaned from oxides.

This looks exactly how my drive is behaving, it throws errors "drive not
ready" or "disk write protected" and then reinserting the disk often
solves the problems. So it seems very likely that these contacts are not
working properly.

Now the question is, how easy would it be to disassemble the drive to
clean the contacts? I would not like to danage it obviously as finding a
replacement is difficult.


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