Hello! Konrad B wrote: > When the A1000 came out, we wanted to be able to automatically detect > disk insertion. So Neil Katin came up with the bright idea which solves > the usual problem of disk detection by stepping the drive head, which > resets the disk inserted latch. This, allows us to automatically detect > the insertion of a disk, or the removal of a disk, because the latch is > reset." 1. So I assume that I can reset the latch by stepping the head? That's good to know. It would require a microcontroller sitting next to the floppy control chip to step the head periodically. It could be done with a 8-pin PIC I suppose. 2. How does 1581 work then, which uses the same mech but does not "click"? Regards, Michau. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-04-20 13:00:02
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