Re: Ang: Re: Re: Faulty 1571 drive?

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2003-09-11 08:09:17

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 07:47:42AM +0200, Mikael Holm wrote:
> And if I get the updated ROM, is it easy to install it? Or do I need to do 
> some soldering?

The ROM could be socketed.  Have a look inside the drive, it's a 28-pin chip.

I don't have a working EPROM burner (only one that is plugged into the
C64 cartridge port, but it's unreliable), but I'm sure someone from
Sweden will contact you privately.

Also, you might consider buying Nicolas Welte's RAM/ROM adapter that is
plugged into the 6502 socket.  It has a few banks of Flash ROM, which
can be programmed by just flipping a few DIP switches and running a
program.  I don't know if it works in a 1571, but it does in a 1541.
Some day, I should use mine in order to get the 1541-to-2031
modification (documented in the 64'er magazine) up and running.  (It's
not that critical any more, since I have two IEEE-488 drives now.)


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