DF0 not working when Hxc connected as DF1

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matburton
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DF0 not working when Hxc connected as DF1

Post by matburton » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:04 am

Hey,

I have an external floppy drive adapter and I'm connecting a Hxc to it: http://amigastore.eu/en/440-amiga-exter ... er-m1.html

When I do this the Amiga 500s internal drive no longer functions or makes any sounds. I guess this is a motor on signal problem?

I've tried various jumper settings on the Hxc, for drive A as DF1, DF0 etc and I've set the Hxc to single drive mode but nothing has made a difference so far.

Anyone know what jumper settings and Hxc settings I need to allow the real DF0 to work?

P.S. If I turn on with everything connected except the Hxc's ribbon cable DF0 works fine.

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Re: DF0 not working when Hxc connected as DF1

Post by Jeff » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:13 pm

are you connecting the floppy ribbon to the right way ?

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Re: DF0 not working when Hxc connected as DF1

Post by matburton » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:53 pm

Hey Jeff,

The ribbon cable from the external adapter is notched such that I can't plug it into the HxC in reverse (with the red stripe on the opposite side)

Anyway I can test or tell whether that's the problem with trying to break apart plastic?

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Re: DF0 not working when Hxc connected as DF1

Post by matburton » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:43 pm

Hey Jeff,

You were right!

I took a file to the plastic notch on the ribbon cable that was soldered to the external adapter.
Once that was low enough I was able to force it into the HxC reversed.

After that both the internal DF0 and the external HxC as DF1 worked.

Thanks for you help :-D

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