Sony mpf110-03 - Atari MSTE

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Sony mpf110-03 - Atari MSTE

Post by francouai » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:10 pm

Hi folks!
I recently bought a nice MEGA STE with 4mo and 40mo SCSI HDD.
I'm getting issues with it.

The internal sony mpf110-03 is dead.
The reader arm don't want to move in/out.
I'm not very familiar with this FDD, but apparently, it is HD 1.44mo.
I did a check on Ebay and I cannot find some.
I'm wondering if I can replace it by another compatible one.
Of course, by swapping the front drive.

Any idea?
Thanks!
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Re: Sony mpf110-03 - Atari MSTE

Post by frank.lukas » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:16 am

As a HD 1,44MB Floppy you can use any PC Floppy Drive. You have to change DS1 (Drive B) to DS0, thats all.

Is you old Sony Drive may be a DD one ?

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Re: Sony mpf110-03 - Atari MSTE

Post by francouai » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:54 am

I cannot find the info of my sony is HD or DD.
but the DIP switch (7) is set to OFF (all down) means DD setup.

I did an TOS upgrade from 2.05 to 2.06 this morning I'll try do connect a HD disk drive from a PC.
but in the mean time, I don't care about DD and HD.

I just want to find a replacement for my MSTE compatible with the EJECT key and the LED.
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Re: Sony mpf110-03 - Atari MSTE

Post by francouai » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:18 pm

I finally adapted a floppy drive from an ATARI STE.
This is an EPSON SMBxxx.
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