Teac floppy replacement

From: Richard A. Cini <rcini_at_optonline.net>
Date: Tue Aug 3 21:13:29 2004

Hello, all:

        I'm trying to get my "new" Micromint SB180 to work with the floppy drives
that came with it. I've been given two sets of disks, both of which were
made on a known-working system but which produce read errors on mine.

        The drives pass the internal disgnostics that are in the SB180 ROM, but I
want to eliminate the drive from the problem by swapping another in. It
appears to use standard 5.25" 1/2-height PC drives except that the "old"
drive has a head-load solenoid while the new one doesn't.

        The model number of the "old" drive is FD55F-03-U and the model number of
the "new" drive is FD55BV-36-U. There are differences in the jumper
designations between the models so I can't readily map the settings.

        Can anyone help with this? Thanks.


Rich Cini
Collector of classic computers
Build Master for the Altair32 Emulation Project
Web site: http://highgate.comm.sfu.ca/~rcini/classiccmp/
Received on Tue Aug 03 2004 - 21:13:29 BST

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