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by Pheonix
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

Oh, I thought you were saying there was a plastic piece connected to an actuator that moved to cover the sensor when the KryoFlux triggered below zero access. You are talking the small extension added to the "front" of the track zero marker arm on the head assembly. I would have to take the drive ap...
by Pheonix
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

From what I understand, that isn't how the original method worked. The sensor was disabled electronically, not physically. The new method, if I understand it correctly, physically moved the sensor to position -8, making the the triggering line obsolete. Though, it meant having to add -a8 to read a f...
by Pheonix
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

If the bit extending the sensor blocking part is missing you'll have problems. Not sure exactly which bit you are talking about. I do know that there is one pin that turns the sensor on/off. Removed that pin from the connector on my 3.5" drive so that it wouldn't ground out (preventing it from work...
by Pheonix
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

Mine was modified with the original method. If I remember, and understand, it correctly.. It would actually disable the sensor briefly after seeking to 0 allow the stepper motor to step past track 0 however many tracks below zero (usually -8,) you set it to. Then it would read, step, read, step, etc...
by Pheonix
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

Yes, it works normally as long as it doesn't stop below 0. What it seems to be doing is a seek 0, which automatically moves the head out until the track 0 sensor trips. Only, since the head is already past 0, it will never hit the sensor, so it just bounces on the physical block, I would assume 79 t...
by Pheonix
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

ZrX wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:21 pm
Now that I think about it, doing dtc -c2 once resets the head back to track 0 if the read was interrupted while below track 0.
Sorry, it doesn't do this on mine :( It has the same results (except it then reports the max track as 0.)
by Pheonix
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

About monetary donations.... Well, I currently have a list of expenses that, I'm sorry to say, have a higher priority right now. If it was just a matter of re-collecting SW or a lot of the HW upgrades I'm wanting, I would probably put it at a higher priority (setting up part of my budget to that alo...
by Pheonix
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

Actually, the D64 write is mainly because, for some reason, without the mastering data I have been unable to get any G64 files to write :( Recently, I also, haven't been able to get RAW stream files to write. It's something that I intend to, eventually, ask about in a separate thread. It's not reall...
by Pheonix
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 21
Views: 610

Re: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure

I was wondering if there was any new information on this topic? I just spent half an hour tearing apart the case I have everything in so I could shove my stepper head past track 0 again. I thought I was being careful, but for some reason, it ended up stopped below track 0. I also noticed that there ...