Central Point Option floppy controller

From: morrison_at_t-iii.com <(morrison_at_t-iii.com)>
Date: Wed Sep 15 12:22:43 1999

My buddy has one of these. It works fine in an older computer, but fails in
a faster one.
I may have to rebuild my 12MHz 286 to run it.

Neil Morrison

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Ford [SMTP:mikeford_at_socal.rr.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 1:33 AM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Central Point Option floppy controller
> Given the current discussion, has anyone looked the Central Point "copy
> card" floppy controller over?
> I am looking at one of mine right now, and to my limited "PC" eyes it
> seems
> fairly normal. Barely the length of a short ISA slot, with fingers on a
> edge connector as well as a set of header pins for the floppy drive cable.
> It has one main chip:
> Transcopy 3 c CPS
> TC19GO32AP-0036
> Japan 8819EA! the ! could be just a vertical line.
> Its about 8051 sized, maybe 60 pins. There is a 48 khz crystal, and a 1987
> copyright. Two sets of jumpers seem to select between PC/XT and AT/Compaq,
> another set looks like DMA1 or DMA2.
> Remaining chips are a LS245 to the ISA bus, a 7406 by the PC/XT jumpers,
> and a 8812S UM8326B next to the crystal.
> This is one of the cards I check every old PC I see for.
Received on Wed Sep 15 1999 - 12:22:43 BST

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