Need a trickier one now

HxC Floppy Emulator on IBM PC and compatible support
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Mikorians
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Need a trickier one now

Post by Mikorians » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:01 am

Loved my previous floppy adapter for my vintage PC!
Now...

Laptop floppies stink!
This drives motor was too weak to start with.
Now it won't even spin the floppy!

Compaq Armada 7800, drive:314941-001 1.44mb.
Have old drive - plastic case with drive inside.
Opened case- Citizen L102061 A.L.
Ribbon strip (old brown type) drive itself has a slot to slide
in plastic strip (not pins)

I'll be purchasing Aug 3rd. I'd pay slightly more for ready made.
Looks like 26 pins on the single-sided 27mm strip.
The custom plug is on the other end.

So a strip slot (F) to 1.44 adapter (F)

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Mikorians » Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:11 am

Would you be wanting the old floppy sent?
I know an adapter could be created- by myself if needed-
But I would need to know the pin conversion table, and-
Well... You're the expert, and I wouldn't want to get it WRONG.
Thanks!
Joe

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:59 am

The Slim HxC should do the trick, but a picture is better to judge.

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Mikorians » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:56 pm

Ah! Of course!
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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:38 am

the ribbon look likes to be quite large... are you sure that the contacts pitch is 1 mm ?

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Mikorians » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:52 am

My photo is VERY parabolic close up. Sorry. See my pinkie?
This is also a very THIN drive. Note how thick in my palm.
My little wooden ruler eyed very carefully said the
Plastic strip is 26.5mm snuggly.
(About 1 & 1/16")
I checked again just now as I posted.

Ah! Yeah. I see what you mean.
Probably 1mm pitch in Mfg speak.
Using my lighted microscope...
The teeth on the socket... line up on the
1mm marks of my ruler very closely, so
Yup!

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:26 am

Ok so the Slim HxC should be the solution.

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Mikorians » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:41 pm

Yeah, I'm certain the slim'll fit.
But I'll need pinouts or an adapter before I can proceed.
But, yes.

This page seems the closest, but the part number
Is different:
http://pinoutsguide.com/Storage/26pin_m ... nout.shtml

Would this work?
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Supermicro-CSE-PT ... nav=SEARCH

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Jeff » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:44 pm

Mikorians wrote:Yeah, I'm certain the slim'll fit.
But I'll need pinouts or an adapter before I can proceed.
But, yes.

This page seems the closest, but the part number
Is different:
http://pinoutsguide.com/Storage/26pin_m ... nout.shtml

Would this work?
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Supermicro-CSE-PT ... nav=SEARCH
The Slim pinout is there :
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... Design.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... al_ENG.pdf

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Mikorians » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:20 pm

Oh! You MAKE an FFC (FPC?) version of the slim already!
I didn't know this. You call it the ZIF version- I see it has potential
For both connector types!

Is the ZIF connector actually 26/27mm, 1mm pitch?

Then on the 3rd of August, where can I purchase it?

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Jeff » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:33 pm

Mikorians wrote: Is the ZIF connector actually 26/27mm, 1mm pitch?
yes it is!
Mikorians wrote: Then on the 3rd of August, where can I purchase it?
http://lotharek.pl

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Re: Need a trickier one now

Post by Mikorians » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:26 am

Thank you!
I'll be able to swing around again in September to get it.

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