[Coco] FD-50X Drive manuals
cwgordon at carolina.rr.com
Sat Mar 7 22:47:44 EST 2009
Well, aligning the cable is not hard. If it's not properly placed, the drive
light comes on and stays on till it's corrected.
I've already cleaned the rail, and that solved nothing.
I don't mean to be rude, but it's after 11 pm here, and I must get to bed.
That's one of the disadvantages of growing old; your body will only take so
much activity for one day.
With church tomorrow, I'll be back from 1 pm Eastern Daylight Savings time
until 4 pm.
Thanks for your help, see ya tomorrow
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-
> bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Tim Fadden
> Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 10:31 PM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [Coco] FD-50X Drive manuals
> Another thought.
> The card edge connector on the drives, and the controller will have a
> slot towards one side of the connector. Also one side of the cable
> have a colored band. Make sure the colored band has the same
> orientation on all of the connections. IE: colord band signifies pin
> slot on card edge designates side of connector where pin 1 is located.
> Make sure all the 1's are together !.
> Another common problem on old drives is that the carriage that holds
> heads, gets gummed up, and prevents the heads from moving in and out
> This can be seen by watching the head as a dskini is performed. listen
> to the clicks. the head should increment each time you hear a click. If
> not, its gummed up. If so, turn of the power from the drive, remove the
> floppy disk. spray some WD40 on a q-tip or some such, and wipe down the
> rail the head moves on and then physically slide the head back and
> a few times. DONT spray directly on the drive! You don't want it going
> all over the place, this is not good.
> Bill wrote:
> > Well, I unwittingly purchased 3 different disk drives, and none of
> > work. They all act pretty much the same, and I was hoping to get some
> > of an idea what to do to possibly fix the problem.
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-
> >> bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Tim Fadden
> >> Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 7:52 PM
> >> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> >> Subject: Re: [Coco] FD-50X Drive manuals
> >> What information are you looking for? How to fix the floppy drive?
> >> Make
> >> drive cables? disk basic commands?
> >> I have two different versions of the Disk system manual, controller
> >> schematics etc. Just what are you trying to do?
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