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CPC 6128 write protect pin trying to escape!
« on: 00:43, 21 June 10 »
Hello, my beloved 6128 has an annoying problem - every time I eject a disk, the little write protect pin springs out. Therefore making every disc read only, leaving it rattling around the case meaning I have to physically re-insert it.
 
Has anyone else ever had this extremely irritating problem?

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Re: CPC 6128 write protect pin trying to escape!
« Reply #1 on: 09:36, 21 June 10 »
Hello mate,

How does the pin spring out? I mean, it really sounds weird' have you been opening your drive up every time and checking for the pin? Or is it spitted out? Or...??

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Re: CPC 6128 write protect pin trying to escape!
« Reply #2 on: 10:01, 21 June 10 »
It seemt that the switch, which is under this pin, is malformed.
I would check that and bring it back into a better position.
This switch is a simple construction: 2 metal stripes where one has a plastic nose @ it's end.
This nose has contact to your pin, when the PCB is in it's right position.
Check, if the stripes are straight and parallel.
« Last Edit: 10:04, 21 June 10 by Devilmarkus »
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Re: CPC 6128 write protect pin trying to escape!
« Reply #3 on: 14:17, 22 June 10 »
Ahh I know exactly what the problem is and it's all my fault!  :-[
 
I mistakenly thought the pin enters on the disk side 'downwards' rather than the PCB side 'upwards'.
 
Having it this way has worked fine for years -I am amazed it never started to pop out sooner than it did!!
 
Thanks for the replies :)