Re: Hot 1541

From: Francesco Messineo <>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 19:32:27 +0100
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On Sat, Jan 7, 2017 at 7:26 PM,  <> wrote:
>> On 2017-01-07, at 18:10, Francesco Messineo <> wrote:
>> Oh, by the way, never stack the C64 over the 154I for a few hours... I
>> had forgotten how hot that drive likes to live.
> Long ago I made a good use of an Atari ST and installed its internal switcher in place of the 1541 transformer, bypassing (actually removing) other hot suckers on the way.
> Once the transformer, the rectifiers and the voltage regulators are gone - you can stack whatever you want on it ;-) The drive merely gets warm. And a kid can easily hold it with one hand as a bonus ;-)
Oh yes sure! It makes much sense. I only have too many other things
going on lately :)
I would rather use my 1541-II if I could make the head contact
pressure more reliable. It works for days, then it starts to get
intermittent until I open it again and tweak the head assembly...


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