[Coco] [Color Computer] Re: using Tandy FD drives in a PC

Robert Emery theother_bob at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 3 08:45:39 EDT 2004

>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Charlie 
>   I could NOT get the FD-501 drive to work as drive B on any of 3 
>   different PCs last night.
>   1st of all, as it was with a 1.44 floppy on the ribbon cable both 
>   drives acted as A at the same time.
>   Any tips on getting this 180K fd-501 disk to work on a PC?
>   -Charlie

--- sadolph <sadolph at magma.ca> wrote:
> There is a resistor network that needs to be uninstalled, on the b drive I
> believe.
> Also, you have to jumper the drive to be drive b.  there are usually markings
> that identify which jumper it needs to be.

If your cable allows it, try putting both drives on the same side of the twist
(if you can't find the DS jumpers.) The terminating resistor network should be
removed if it's not the last drive on the cable.


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