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by mr.vince
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Oh dear, did I fry my KryoFlux?
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Oh dear, did I fry my KryoFlux?

Just in case anyone wonders: These connectors were placed for power users who might have very special needs and are willing to sacrifice the board (if anything goes wrong) because of that special need. E.g. 8" drives might need special care power rail - wise. Keep in mind you are using steampunk tec...
by mr.vince
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Oh dear, did I fry my KryoFlux?
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Oh dear, did I fry my KryoFlux?

Thanks for feedback. I really think it's explained in detail. Quickstart shows how to set it up and clearly warns to read the main manual before attaching anything differently. On page 4 there are several key facts: (3) MOLEX power connector: KryoFlux is a fully bus powered device. Therefore no exte...
by mr.vince
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Problems writing back to floppy disk
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Problems writing back to floppy disk

Yes, you write e.g. a Python script, and rotate the raw data within the track and as a result place the write splice where you think it should be.
by mr.vince
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Problems writing back to floppy disk
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Problems writing back to floppy disk

You could also re-format the raw streams to juggle the data in the track as needed to move the write splice to the write splice. Since we generate one file for each track, it should be easy to re-format and exchange.
by mr.vince
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Oh dear, did I fry my KryoFlux?
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Oh dear, did I fry my KryoFlux?

No, something must have gone wrong. We have used dozens of these drives. If the driver IC gets hot, it's likely it's burned. No part of the device should get hot, it was designed in a way it does not need cooling etc. It's very clearly stated in the manual (I believe in bold red letters) that routin...
by mr.vince
Fri May 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "could not communicate with kryoflux hardware"
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: "could not communicate with kryoflux hardware"

I suspect there's a problem with the underlying install of DTC.

What happens if you open a terminal and execute

DTC -c2

?
by mr.vince
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I have a KryoFlux ... now what?
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: I have a KryoFlux ... now what?

We recommend capturing both streams, e.g. preservation and a decoded one. This will give you the option to go back to the preservation stream and re-feed it into the system like a real disk.
by mr.vince
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The stream device reported missing index - no disk in drive
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: The stream device reported missing index - no disk in drive

Was the device always set up or do you set it up and then put it back into storage? Missing index means the device does not see the drive's index signal. This could be the drive, the cable or the corresponding bus driver on the device (which is sensitive to static discharge if it's high enough). Als...
by mr.vince
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Allways: Control command rejected by the device
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Allways: Control command rejected by the device

By PDU you probably mean the PSU? It usually also comes with a floppy cable when you get the premium package, so why did you use a different cable? It might as well be the floppy cable. Also, is this a standard PC drive you are using? You mention a Samsung-321B, but what is the secondary drive you a...
by mr.vince
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Allways: Control command rejected by the device
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Allways: Control command rejected by the device

If the drive lights up but you don't see any further reaction on the drive, I'd recommend checking the drive and its power. If you have another drive I'd recommend swapping for a quick test...