Re: Commodore 65 and DIN8 cable

From: Michał Pleban <>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:22:26 +0100
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Michał Pleban wrote:

> I started a project to re-create the 1565 external floppy for the
> Commodore 65. The floppy is supposed to be attached to the computer via
> a mini-DIN8 cable.
> So I purchased a cable and stuck it into the floppy port of the computer
> (of course I had to solder a mini-DIN8 connector there first). The
> internal floppy stopped working. When I remove the cable, the floppy
> works again. Hmm.

Update: I connected the actual floppy drive to the cable and it still
does not work. Even with a 30 cm cable disk reads are extremely flaky,
from both the internal and external drive. So it is not a problem of
termination, and the fact that it exhibits itself on both drives means
that it's not a problem of the drive either. I suspect now two things:
(a) the disk controller in the C65 is broken (which would be strange
since it works on Bo's C65) or (b) maybe I did something wrong when
soldering the DIN8 connector. I think I need to open the computer again
and resolder the connector to see if it changes anything.


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