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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #25 on: 20:01, 08 October 19 »
Ok. I remade the 34 edge connector.


The 26pin how do I connect it to the dive? the red cable goes from the side of the power or from the side of the motor.
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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #26 on: 20:24, 08 October 19 »
Ok, interesting. Must check inside the FD-1 to see if one gets disconnected inside. I'd recommend making the change to the cable rather than modifying the drive. That way any 3in drive could be used and they can be swapped back and forth.

Bryce.


Is there a modification to the cable needed afterall?

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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #27 on: 01:00, 09 October 19 »
Ok. I remade the 34 edge connector.


Ok That looks correct


The 26pin how do I connect it to the drive? the red cable goes from the side of the power or from the side of the motor.
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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #28 on: 01:15, 09 October 19 »

Not making this cable but is fun to watch.

Question:


On mobo's edge, pin 12(bottom) says it's Drive 1.
In which pin of the drive does this go?

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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #29 on: 01:20, 09 October 19 »
Not making this cable but is fun to watch.
Question:
On mobo's edge, pin 12(bottom) says it's Drive 1.
In which pin of the drive does this go?


Have a Look Here


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/DIY:Floppy_Drives

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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #30 on: 01:24, 09 October 19 »
Ok. With these connections, internal drive A is working, and external drive B produces "Drive B: Disc Missing" when we execute "cat".

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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #31 on: 01:41, 09 October 19 »
Ok. With these connections, internal drive A is working, and external drive B produces "Drive B: Disc Missing" when we execute "cat".
Ok
Put the drive that you are testing inside the 6128 and see if it works ? ?
Please check your wiring on the 26 Pin.
? IMPORTANT Check the Power Lead ? ? ?

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The Large connector is PC Standard. The small one is ONLY for the 3" drive ONLY

I cannot help any further.

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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #32 on: 01:47, 09 October 19 »
Put the drive that you are testing inside the 6128 and see if it works ? ?


This is the first think I did, just to make sure. Drive is working perfectly.


Are you sure this cable works WITHOUT any modification to the drive?


Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #33 on: 02:00, 09 October 19 »
This is the first think I did, just to make sure. Drive is working perfectly.
Are you sure this cable works WITHOUT any modification to the drive?
Thanks again for your help.
Yes I use this Cable to test (UnModified) Questionable drives, I have an other cable to test drives set for "Drive B" also
Please check the wiring of the 26 Pin end of cable.
Please put the test drive back in the 6128 and see if it works. Again


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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #34 on: 16:46, 09 October 19 »
I have two working drives and I have tried them both. I will try and make again the cable. The "other" cable you mentioned, what is it?

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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #35 on: 00:36, 10 October 19 »
Finally, the cable worked. The culprit was the egde connector. The position of the cable was not letting the connector to "touch" all the "pins" from the Drive B port. I had to improvise by lifting the keyboard. Thank you audronic for the creation of the cable.

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Re: Connecting an internal 3" drive as external B
« Reply #36 on: 01:10, 10 October 19 »
I have two working drives and I have tried them both.


Hi vasilisk
Well done


The other cable is different is has No twists at the 26 Pin Connector end.


Good luck


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