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Offline awergh

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #50 on: 09:49, 03 November 11 »
so I convert the Mitsumi drive and it didn't work either so I reatatched the ribbon cable to the DDI again and now both the TEAC and Mitsumi drives work :D :D :D


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Whoops totally didn't see your explanation at all, maybe there is something in the air/water but I had intended to do this ages ago but got distracted or something.
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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #51 on: 10:56, 03 November 11 »
Congratulations. Do you still have the plastic clip over the cable at the DDI-1 end? Or did this get destroyed? If it's gone completely, the connections might not be very reliable.

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #52 on: 11:40, 03 November 11 »
I still have the plastic clip I just used some tape to secure it properly.

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #53 on: 12:14, 03 November 11 »
So the bits on the end of the clip broke off? Otherwise it shouldn't need tape.

The important thing is that the wires are pushed down onto the sharp pins as far as possible, if they are, then it should be fine.

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #54 on: 12:23, 03 November 11 »
yep the clips broke off thats what the tape is for, I think I pushed the wires as far down as possible, its reading disks so I'm happy.

Now I have the problem of deciding what to play, obviously not stuff I have working tapes of because that would be cheating or something

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #55 on: 14:09, 03 November 11 »
Maybe I should check those pins, some games don't seem to work but work in WinAPE like Robocop, Arkanoid II, Chips Challenge, Lode Runner.

Hmm looks like this maybe something completely unrelated because using the disk with WinAPE doesn't work either so I'll just be confused untill I do further reading / someone provides insight.

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #56 on: 14:25, 03 November 11 »
If it can read and write ANY disc, then all pins are fine. There's obviously a problem with the disc image, or it uses some fancy protection that's not supported by the HxC?

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #57 on: 14:49, 03 November 11 »
I can read and write to the disks I've tried so I assume thats fine. I'm not using the HxC I'm just using a 3½ floppy drive I thought HxC looked expensive last time I checked and at the time I had no way to use it.

Using samdisk instead of CPCDiskXP2.1 seems to work for me so I assume everything is all fine, now if only loderunner wasn't in french

Thanks for all the help!

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #58 on: 15:01, 03 November 11 »
I use ManageDsk to transfer to 3.5in, maybe you should give that a go?

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/ManageDsk

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Re: Hxc on DDI-1 ?
« Reply #59 on: 10:22, 12 June 18 »
PC drives are always set to DS1, but need to be DS0 to work properly with a CPC.
Sorry for the forum necromancy, but this is the most relevant thread to what I've been breaking recently.So... They need to be DS0 to work as Drive A: or to work as Drive B: ? Or to work at all?

I have resoldered pin 34 of the drive to RD  and it's soldered as DS1 (not DS0) currently... and it works much LESS than before I modified the drive. I want to use it as Drive B.