Re: FB-354 drive incompatibility

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:57:11 +0200
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On 04/22/2016 04:47 PM, wrote:
>> On 2016-04-22, at 16:31, Gerrit Heitsch <> wrote:
>> On 04/22/2016 12:49 AM, wrote:
>>> There was however a workaround to this workaround ;-) There were software patches that made the clicking be gone, without disabling the disk insertion recognition. I never checked myself exactly how they achieved that but I /think/ they do it by changing the art and timing of the head movement signals.
>> That was simple. They moved the head always outwards. Of course this only worked on drives with that stopped the stepper on Track 0, but most of them were. On a drive that still tried to step, this hack didn't work.
> That would be then even easier than I thought. But weren't there two types/approaches to that? One that worked only on KS2+ and the other that worked on earlier ones too. I /think/ one of them treated the drive differently than the other.

The noclick-patches I used worked as I described. I had one drive where 
they didn't work, only changed the sound of the click. That's how I know.


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