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3.5" Drive Needed
« on: 23:29, 03 May 18 »
I am looking for:

1. One 3.5" drive for a 6128 Plus.
2. Ribbon cable for the above - NO switches.
3. Power supply.

If anyone can provide me with the above please PM me with price.

Thanks,

Peter

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Re: 3.5" Drive Needed
« Reply #1 on: 09:42, 04 May 18 »
I'm clearing out stuff at the moment and probably have a suitable drive for you, I'll check at the weekend.

As you mention Power supply, I assume you want to connect it externally?

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Re: 3.5" Drive Needed
« Reply #2 on: 10:22, 04 May 18 »
Thanks Bryce,

Yes I would be looking at an external power supply.

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: 3.5" Drive Needed
« Reply #3 on: 10:26, 04 May 18 »
As most 3.5in drives only need 5V, the neatest solution would be to take a branch off the 5V supply to the CPC (assuming your CPC supply has some reserve power).

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Re: 3.5" Drive Needed
« Reply #4 on: 15:04, 04 May 18 »
The 6128 Plus is connected to a large screen TV and is used mainly for demos and an old program (1992?) called "Display 3" which loads in 17K screens and displays them sequentially. On a Romdos D20 disk that is about 40 screens, the previous drive (bought last year and now dead) took power from the monitor and each time a screen was loaded the TV picture shimmered/jumped (not sure the technical term) for a few seconds until disk access was finished. This, again not using a technical term, looks utter shite >:( .
The original drive from the early nineties, with an external PSU, didn't cause this irritating effect.

If there is a problem locating a UK type power supply what about an adaptor that could be used with a local PSU?

Cheers,

Peter
« Last Edit: 15:11, 04 May 18 by ComSoft6128 »

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Re: 3.5" Drive Needed
« Reply #5 on: 16:28, 04 May 18 »
I do have [somewhere] a 3.5" drive which I modified slightly to use a micro usb power supply. A very easy mod to do, and, well - who hasn't got a spare usb power adapter :) I haven't performed any other mods on it though.


I'll try dig it out this weekend.

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Re: 3.5" Drive Needed
« Reply #6 on: 16:31, 04 May 18 »
Most 3.5in floppy drives only require around 250mA maximum, so almost any 5V supply would be fine.

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Re: 3.5" Drive Needed
« Reply #7 on: 17:34, 04 May 18 »
Thanks for the replies,

I'm looking for a Plug and Play option with no user (me) input or modifications required.
The mere thought of getting anywhere near a soldering iron brings me out in a cold sweat. :o

Cheers,

Peter
 
« Last Edit: 17:42, 04 May 18 by ComSoft6128 »