From: Marko Mäkelä (marko.makela_at_hut.fi)
Date: 2004-12-06 19:08:35
Hallo Nicolas, > My drive uses the same EPROM, but a different 6530. Anyway, any 6530 from a > dual drive can be used, because the ROM is replaced by the EPROM. Good that they didn't reprogram the mask-programmable pins. Or maybe they did; why else would the 74LS04 be needed on the daughter board? > It seems the WP sensors aren't connected to an IO chip at all, but to UD9 > which then inactivates the WE signal directly. (If I hadn't said so > already, my copy of the 8250LP schematics isn't very readable). Could you please give me some pin numbers and IC positions to measure? I'm totally lost with this. > drive 1 (left, viewed from front) is connected to P1 (right as viewed by > you) drive 0 (right) is connected to P2 (left) Thanks, these happened to be right by coincidence. > The 24 pin connectors are P4 for drive 0 and P5 for drive 1. On pin 1, > there is a red cable, and pins 2,23 and 24 are empty. On mine, there are two more empty pins: pin 9 (key, i.e., plugged hole) and pin 10. On a closer look, I found the labels. P4 is attached to drive 1! > The other connector, P3, which goes to the logic board, is connected > somewhat weird, because it wasn't meant to be used with a ribbon cable, but > with a direct plug. It's this way in the 8250LP, where the analog board > sits between the two drives, under the logic board. So the ribbon cable is > split into two and there are two single row connectors at the analog board. > Just make sure the red cable goes to pin 1 on both ends. It's a split ribbon cable also on the 8296D. If I remember correctly, the halves on the original board were swapped compared to the cable that was attached to the spare board I obtained from Ruud. Hmm, I hope this is the cause of the malfunction, and I hope no damage was caused by the mixup. A small anecdote: my first PET, a CBM 200 (a.k.a. 8032-SK) came with a IEEE-488 cable connected between the user port and the IEEE-488 port, and it had been powered up with the cable connected. (On the CBM 220, the user port connector and the IEEE-488 connector are "real" IEEE-488 connectors; the card edge connectors on the motherboard are hidden behind the left-hand-side of the case.) The system worked when I got a 8050 for it. I'll try swapping the cables and report back right after. Cross your fingers for me, please! :-) Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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