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Old 25 April 2016, 23:14   #141
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I thought I had mine working, but I don't. It doesn't detect the drive change.

If your light is always on, usually your cable is backwards.
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Old 26 April 2016, 08:41   #142
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I thought I had mine working, but I don't. It doesn't detect the drive change.

If your light is always on, usually your cable is backwards.
I put in the cable the same way as it is with the Amiga drive, with the "missing" pin (3) at the same location. So that should be fine. Probably has to do with wrong signal being fed to the mainboard fooling the Amiga the drive is busy asa it is powered on.

ps: a useful link for drive modding in general:
https://tonnemansblog.wordpress.com/...a-yamaha-el90/

pps: if drivechange does not work try to connect pin 34 with pin 30 on the main connector.

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Old 26 April 2016, 14:38   #143
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So my mod is identical to Kipper's post #26 here, the PCB and ICs all look identical to the Z161 (actually on the web the Z131 and Z161 share the same spec pdf, maybe it is just the enclosure that is different, mine is a normal white with bezel unlike Kipper's black without bezel?)

So it does NOT work, drive led stays on all the time, and drive does not detect anything. Putting back a normal Amiga DD drive in the A500 (rev6) and all works fine again, so the Amiga nor the cable are bad.
So I am at a loss what is wrong here...
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Old 29 April 2016, 03:40   #144
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I called it a day and ordered one from amigakit.com... $17? Yeah.. that's worth not jacking with this
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Old 29 April 2016, 10:52   #145
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I called it a day and ordered one from amigakit.com... $17? Yeah.. that's worth not jacking with this
except for the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from DIY ;-)
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Old 21 January 2017, 16:28   #146
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I just soldered two drives.
a samsung sfd-321b
and a panasonic ju256a198pc
according to the info here.
allthough my soldering skills are 0, I have no solder sucker but an old sock. and my bolt is as thick an my fingers..
And besides from being a twat and ripping the solderline of the dc from the samsung, they both work.
Now I have 4 more panasonic drives to do.

But I noticed both of them do not play well with another drive attached to my a4000.

And anyone know how could I set the panasonics to be df1 instead of df0?
I used the picture from this link from here:
http://www.kipper2k.com/amiga/198pchires.jpg
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Old 21 January 2017, 16:49   #147
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PC drives are set to DF1 as default.
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Old 21 January 2017, 17:20   #148
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Ok So what does that tell me?
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Old 22 January 2017, 02:45   #149
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That you needn't change the DS0 jumper.
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Old 22 January 2017, 13:35   #150
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my second drive is df2 ;-)
And the modded pc drives both register as df0. No problem there.
Thats why i didnt understand what you were trying to say.
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Old 22 January 2017, 19:34   #151
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Do you understand now?
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Old 23 January 2017, 19:01   #152
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What is there to understand. You are not explaining anything..
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Old 03 July 2017, 00:13   #153
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@kaneelschep

Maybe it's too late.....

For 2 working floppy drive in A4000D,

One end of the floppy cable has to go on the A4000 floppy connector , the second (middle one cabled 1/1 from A4000 connector) is for DF1, the drive has to be set as DF1.
Third connector has pin 4,5,6 twisted and is for the DF0 drive, drive has to be set as DF0.

In addition, the A4000D J351 jumper has to be close (with 2 DD floppy drive)

It's work perfectly in my A4000D with 2 modified sony mpf920
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