Slimline gotek drive hardware configuration

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mikeyp wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 pm
Hi Jeff

I've just swapped in the OLED display which as you can see works flawlessly, however it does cause an odd issue, once initialised the red error LED stays on constantly. The green access LED works as normal.
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If I swap back in the 7 segment display, it works normally, off most of the time and lighting red when I press a button etc.
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Is this a bug in the firmware or something the OLED is causing?

Thanks again

Michael
Not a software bug, but a strange thing in the gotek hw design : the "error led" is mounted as pull up on one of the screen i2c bus signal.
Since the oled is constantly updated, the red led is lit constantly too.

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Re: Slimline gotek drive hardware configuration

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Ooh ok. That is odd. I presume it's safe on this model to remove the red LED then? Some 34 pin models don't seem to have it. I have one with it but folded back internally and two without.

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mikeyp wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:42 pm
Ooh ok. That is odd. I presume it's safe to remove the red LED then?
not sure : if you remove this led, this also remove the pull up.
you may need to replace it with a 1Kohms resistor.

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Re: Slimline gotek drive hardware configuration

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Jeff wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:58 pm
not sure : if you remove this led, this also remove the pull up.
you may need to replace it with a 1Kohms resistor.
R21 is already 1K to the common anode of the LED. Are you suggesting bridging it with another 1K resitor or just relying on the existing 1K resistor?

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Re: Slimline gotek drive hardware configuration

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mikeyp wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:10 pm
Jeff wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:58 pm
not sure : if you remove this led, this also remove the pull up.
you may need to replace it with a 1Kohms resistor.
R21 is already 1K to the common anode of the LED. Are you suggesting bridging it with another 1K resitor or just relying on the existing 1K resistor?
i recommend to bridge it with another 1K resistor. the r21 is common to both leds.

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Re: Slimline gotek drive hardware configuration

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Jeff wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:47 pm
i recommend to bridge it with another 1K resistor. the r21 is common to both leds.
I de-soldered the red leg of the LED and bridged the connections with a 1K resistor as you suggested. This seems to work just fine. I didn't try it without.

This is the completed unit with OLED screen. I've left the leg floating in case I wish to reconnect it in future. There's no risk of it touching anything. I've also re-removed resistor RA so I don't need custom firmware.
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Here's the finished unit next to an unmodified floppy drive version. All I need now is to find some suitable grey plastic, cut to size and cut the holes and fit it to blend in and keep the original aesthetic.
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Lastly, I have reverted to a standard "Normal" config file but have used the menu on the drive to set the function of pins 2 and 34 to nDiskChange1 and nReady respectively. This way I don't need to change the config file when I take the memory stick back to the standard 34-pin gotek drives.

I also came across the issue where the files aren't in alphabetical order in normal mode because it's an embedded system which puts them in FAT table order but found this thread which fixed the issue. viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3072&p=17386&hilit ... der#p17386

Thank you for your help Jeff and I hope others find this thread useful too.

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Re: Slimline gotek drive hardware configuration

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mikeyp wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:00 am
I also came across the issue where the files aren't in alphabetical order in normal mode because it's an embedded system which puts them in FAT table order but found this thread which fixed the issue. viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3072&p=17386&hilit ... der#p17386
Anyway i will try to add an automatic files sorting in a next fw version.

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Thank you. That would be a good feature.

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mikeyp wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 8:16 pm
Thank you. That would be a good feature.
Done ! :
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3147&p=20611#p20611

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Hi Jeff. Thank you for this! It seems to work really well!

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Re: Slimline gotek drive hardware configuration

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Mickey - were any of these issues ever resolved? I am trying to do the exact same thing - probably as the only solution (I can't find a good 1.25mm 13mm floppy drive for this enclosure any longer.) I have the 1.25mm->1.00mm board on order, and can probably follow your instructions about the jumpers in the thread.

Where did you order your slimline? I want to make sure I get the same exact one.

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Re: Slimline gotek drive hardware configuration

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I documented everything above to the point it was working fine. Read the whole thread as there were some quirks. Mostly specific to my laptop though.

The unit was one of these but they are hard to find. You’ll likely have to wait for it to ship from China. It doesn’t matter so long as it’s this form factor and says gotek on the front.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362942851447

Buy and install the hxc firmware and if you have any issues, read this thread, search the rest of the forum and then start your own thread if you don’t find the answer.

Jeff is amazing with his support of this. Be patient and he will get back to you.

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