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Old 03 January 2018, 00:28   #1
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Floppy disk Strange External Floppy Drive connector

Hi all,

I'm looking to do a similar mod to what RetroManCave has done in this video
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with a external floppy drive, gotek and df0 selector switch.

The external drive I have spare is a Roctec RF382C.
Opening up the drive I have found that it connects using a 26 pin ribbon cable rather than the usual 34 pin floppy cable I'm use to.

External floppy drive Rocteq by Mikey G, on Flickr

Has anyone got any experience with this type of connector, can i hack something together so I can use the gotek with the 26 pin cable?

The other drives I've seen on ebay are all working ones and expensive so if can't do anything with this one I'll wait until a broken one shows up, but now I don't know if other makes are going to have this 26 pin version instead of 34 pin that i need.
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Old 03 January 2018, 00:50   #2
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This may help you http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/DIY:Floppy_Drives Although it is for the CPC6128, so it may be of no use at all.
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Old 03 January 2018, 00:55   #3
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Thanks DH this looks promising
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Old 03 January 2018, 08:26   #4
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Use a multimeter in continuity test mode, then you can beep out the D23 to the 26-pin connector.
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Old 29 September 2018, 20:18   #5
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hi, i know it is an older post just wondering how you got on, did you change out the floppy in favour of a usb emulator
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