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Old 13 June 2007, 16:05   #1
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Amiga Floppy Drive Mod?

Hi,

Nowadays all I can acquire are the HD floppy disks which means they have a hole as you look at them on the left.

Obviously it's easy to get around by covering up the hole but I wondered if there was something I could do to the floppy drive to just make it work rather than having to cover up hundreds of holes?

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Old 13 June 2007, 16:17   #2
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They work fine for me without covering the hole.

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Sure, it's just a case of bypassing the sensor and either making a permanent link (or breaking the link) depending on how it works. It'll probably take longer to get the drive out than to do the actual mod
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Or if you were really lazy (or didn't have a soldering iron) you could always glue the little sensor down.
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Old 13 June 2007, 23:00   #5
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Found the solution which was even easier.

My external floppy disk which is a Cumara doesn't care about the notch. So I write them to that drive and DF0 is fine with this.

Never checked DF1 before.



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Or if you were really lazy (or didn't have a soldering iron) you could always glue the little sensor down.
When I replaced the faulty original FDD of my Amiga 1200 (a Panasonic JU-253) with a modified Panasonic JU-257, I tried to glue the sensor down and it did not work (LED glowed constantly, DF0:???? on the Workbench).

Instead of glueing the sensor, I would suggest glueing a thin piece of plastic above it (to the underside of the metal frame that holds the diskette itself) so that the sensor is only pushed down when a diskette is inserted.
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