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Old 05 September 2014, 15:27   #21
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Gotek in the A600.

Didn't want to cut up the original case so I chopped up the gotek shell, removing the hump and reusing the shell pieces (as spacers - only where the normal floppy would bolt to case as the gotek is thinner) and making a new bracket you can get the drive to sit as close as i believe is possible to the floppy drive opening.

Lowering the display a bit makes it very easy to see as well.

As a bonus the floppy drive eject button hole, is the exact width for a 7 pin connector (with the drive spaced correctly it fits perfectly under the gotek) so with a little bit of wiring, I can now flash the gotek without having to open the case.
Loving this one! Got any more pictures showing things from the inside? Liking the whole approach so much I would like to replicate this.
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Old 05 September 2014, 15:55   #22
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Here's my rusty old Megadrive256 feeding A3000 trough native floppy hole Never was able to come up with casing.
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Old 05 September 2014, 17:18   #23
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My A500 Boosted to A500+ with Gotek and Sound Hack






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Old 05 September 2014, 17:39   #24
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Loving this one! Got any more pictures showing things from the inside? Liking the whole approach so much I would like to replicate this.
No probs, I've taken a few more for you...only with it in situ as theres nothing much to see underneath (if you really need to see it, let me know ).

I winged it as i went, so my info may be a little bit off.

It was also a second attempt so there are some cuts to the case from a previous alternate approach...all hidden when cased so imo it never happened lol.

It roughly goes like this :

First I cut the lid at the hump (its in the way as it hits the lid)...make sure to remove half of the front screw post and the screen support bracket. Thats all you need from that bit.

*see pic for comparison between stock and modded gotek.*

Then cut two strips (to be stacked together) from what's left of the lid (not off the hump) so they are same length as the gap where the floppy drive bolts too.

You can make the width as much as you want, only need enough to allow for the self tapping screws...iirc I made them near enough the same width as the shelf the floppy drive rests on.

This double thickness spacer should now bring the shell up to the same height as the three tabs at the front of the amiga case (you will be resting on these).

You can Epoxy these spacer pieces together, then after checking millions of times you can epoxy them to the gotek shell (when you do the final glue step is up to you as you have very little wiggle room once you bond them to the shell, so they need to be placed 100% correct...)

You need to make sure the drive is far enough back on the three posts to avoid hitting the step in the amiga case lid. A very rough measurement makes it about 3mm to the raised lip, but double check this as you go.

For the front its basically chopped down to the start of the usb opening, then the display opening was cut down to the floor of the gotek shell...how far you cut that will depend how low you prefer the lcd.

I ended up cutting a groove all the way through the base of the gotek case to allow the circuit board on the display to sit as low as possible.

Once you've got the display where you want it re-purpose the display support bracket you cut out earlier and glue it in place.

A bracket was made to replace the stock floppy drive bracket as its now too short.

The extension wiring for the flasher pins is just a few pin connectors, stripboard and some wire. The stripboard at the floppy button hole can be screwed to the underside of the gotek to keep it all in place.

Extra Cool Points : If you have a spare floppy eject button you could also modify one to plug into those ports to hide them while keeping the eject button look.

Hopefully that all makes sense, if not let me know haha.
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Here's my rusty old Megadrive256 feeding A3000 trough native floppy hole Never was able to come up with casing.
Haha, I never really cased my Megadrive either. :-D

http://jope.fi/amiga/megadrive256_installed.jpg
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LOL nice paperwork Jope!
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Old 07 September 2014, 18:49   #27
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Hopefully that all makes sense, if not let me know haha.
Excellent Makes perfect sense and I really like how it was done.

Thanks.
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This is my Slim HXC mod fitted to a Amiga 600.....

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This is my Slim HXC mod fitted to a Amiga 600.....
Where are the disk select buttons?
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It's a Slim, it only has one. I desoldered it and mounted it to the rear near the eject plate (green & white wires).
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It's a Slim, it only has one. I desoldered it and mounted it to the rear near the eject plate (green & white wires).
Does the only one button and no display get on your nerves when disk changing, Wouldn't a Gotek me much better? Don't think I would bother with a HxC unless it was one of the models with multiple buttons and display.
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I bought this before Goteks were even thought of. I'm used to it now plus you get 2 drives to use DF0 + DF1.
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I bought this before Goteks were even thought of. I'm used to it now plus you get 2 drives to use DF0 + DF1.

Ah I see. Just realized what you have done, When you press the eject button it changes disk! Not bad
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Don't think I would bother with a HxC unless it was one of the models with multiple buttons and display.
? ? ?

Available since almost 5 years :
http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=13

And the Slim can be connected to an I2C LCD Screen (available for some $ on ebay.).
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? ? ?

Available since almost 5 years :
http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=13

And the Slim can be connected to an I2C LCD Screen (available for some $ on ebay.).

Sorry but I fail to see your point? When did I assert they haven't been around for 5 years??????????
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Sorry, missread .
Anyway the Slim HxC can now be connected to an 5$ external LCD screen throught its I2C port.
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Sorry, missread .
Anyway the Slim HxC can now be connected to an 5$ external LCD screen throught its I2C port.
Brilliant! I have a Slim alongside an HxC2006. Seem to have too many options now and way too many ideas on what and how to mount them lol.

Maybe I will complete everything one day

EDIT: Sorry if im not on the ball! but do you have the lcd model number? I will hunt the rest via google/ebay. Thanks
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EDIT: Sorry if im not on the ball! but do you have the lcd model number? I will hunt the rest via google/ebay. Thanks
Jeff links to 2 displays on his site.....

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/1602-LCD-char...item1c3da659d1

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IIC-I2C-TWI-...item484f235c20
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Here's my personal A500 with HxC amongst other things.

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Amiga 500 w/ KS2.05, 512k Chip-Ram, 512k Slow-Ram, CF-IDE w/ 4MB Fast-Ram, FDD Boot Selector, HxC RevC SD Floppy Drive

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SD Card via existing FDD notch:


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Sorry, missread .
I have to say you jumping into every thread where the HxC is somehow, MAYBE even criticized, compared unfavorably to other products or where someone recommend going another way, is rather upsetting.
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