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Old 24 March 2008, 12:50   #1
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Modded Sony floppy drive on A500?

Hey fellas,

I modded a Sony PC floppy drive to work on Amiga. It works great on A1200, but when I try it on A500 it doesn't seem to want to work?

The A500 is working fine, but the Chinon FB-354 floppy has a broken eject button, so I tried the modded Sony drive on it, but the LED constantly stays on, there is no clicking, when you put a disc in it spins very very slowly and doesn't load..

Any ideas? Is the A500 somehow different and won't work with these modified floppy drives? I thought after the mod, you get 100% compatibility with all models of Amiga?
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Old 24 March 2008, 13:04   #2
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Does the Amiga keep the disk light on if the cable is back to front (like the PC)?
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Old 24 March 2008, 13:14   #3
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Does the Amiga keep the disk light on if the cable is back to front (like the PC)?
Oh wow.. I am a moron.. somewhere the cable was the wrong way around indeed.. it works like a charm now..

Haha, this blasted problem came back to haunt me

Sometimes it's the simplest bloody thing

Thanks, alexh
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Old 24 March 2008, 22:12   #4
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Easily done, luckily you wont hurt it as they are signal lines.
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Old 25 March 2008, 01:00   #5
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What model is the Sony Floppy Drive? What did you do to modify it?
 
Old 25 March 2008, 01:53   #6
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What model is the Sony Floppy Drive? What did you do to modify it?

This one?
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