Floppy drive issues - SOLVED

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Floppy drive issues - SOLVED

Post by ultros » Fri May 11, 2018 1:23 am

Hi,

I hope my English speaking will be good enough. I'm a newbie here but it is a pleasure to see such a nice website where the ST is not dead. ;)
I have a 520STE with 4MB ram and love using Maxymiser tracker.
But the floppy drive is now dead and can't read any disk. So I finally found Exxos store while searching for a new one.
Here is my question, do I need to upgrade my STE with HDV6 in order to use a ALPS 1.44/720k FLOPPY DRIVE REFURB actually available?

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Floppy drive issues

Post by exxos » Fri May 11, 2018 10:22 am

Have you tried cleaning the drive heads ? viewtopic.php?f=17&t=96

Floppy drives and also failed if the PSU is going bad.

You can use the drives in my store, don't need the HD6 kit unless you are wanting to use 1.44 floppys.
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Re: Floppy drive issues

Post by ultros » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:51 pm

Hi Exxos,
Many thanks for your reply.
Yes I've tried but not as deep as described in your topic.
I'm gonna follow your advice and try a deeper cleaning.

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Re: Floppy drive issues

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:16 am

Have you considered moving from floppy to Gotek?
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Re: Floppy drive issues

Post by Petari » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:18 am

Or maybe HxC ? Hey rubber_jonnie - any success with 2MB images on Gotek ? I asking because not sure is it possible with Gotek. With HxC is, for sure.
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Re: Floppy drive issues

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:53 pm

Petari wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:18 am
Or maybe HxC ? Hey rubber_jonnie - any success with 2MB images on Gotek ? I asking because not sure is it possible with Gotek. With HxC is, for sure.
I did post in the other topic, it doesn't work with FlashFloppy, and I just haven't had time to try with HxC firmware. As soon as I try, I will post, but I need to flash one of my Goteks first. Hopefully I will be able to try this weekend if all goes to plan!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
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Re: Floppy drive issues

Post by ultros » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:02 pm

Hi. Many thanks for your advices, I didn't know the Gotek system or HxC, I guess it will be the next project. But for the moment, the deeper cleaning of the floppy drive with IPA pads is a success. Thanks again.

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