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by Pheonix
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Replacement discount?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Replacement discount?

Reinstalled the drivers just now. That was a bit of a nightmare... Seems a windows update ("Arduino Srl (www.arduino.org) - Other hardware - Bossa Program Port") replaced the "Kryoflux DiskSystem" entry with "Bossa Com Port ?" (? came up as 7 one time, 8 another.) After half an hour of constantly fo...
by Pheonix
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Replacement discount?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Replacement discount?

I've had my Kryoflux for 8 years now and haven't had a problem, until now. I dumped a set of disks I bought 2 days ago, but when I went to write a disk today it no longer recognizes the drive. I've now tried 4 different 3.5" floppy drives, a 5.25" drive, 4 cables, and 2 power supplies (all I have.) ...
by Pheonix
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 5129

Re: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.

Sounds like there's finally a better CP disk format :) Will have to try out some of (OK, the 1 or 2,) emulators that support it. Will have to get some images as well, though. I really only have 2 disks, but neither has an uncracked image available, and won't convert to anything usable with the Kryof...
by Pheonix
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Software Development
Topic: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.
Replies: 18
Views: 5129

Re: Apple II & Atari 8-Bit image files.

There are quite a few emulators capable of running copy protections. Many copy protected games for the Atari 8-bit systems required fairly precise timing to pass (why some of the mods of the day killed them.) Those same copy protected games load fine in Altirra (for example,) from ATX images. I'm no...
by Pheonix
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Floppy drive selector board
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: Floppy drive selector board

Actually, you could connect up to 2 3.5" floppies as well as 2 5.25" drives. Most 5.25" drives have a jumper to select drive 1-4. Or 0-3 depending on the drive, but it amounts to the same thing, just add or subtract 1 depending on your viewpoint. The trouble with most 3.5" is that the drive is hardw...
by Pheonix
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 2410

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

I have a different drive model, but I can't find anything like that on any of the moving parts that are visible. It's possible there's something on the underside that I cannot see, but I would have to take the drive completely apart to get to that area :(
by Pheonix
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 2410

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

Well, I have most of the write issues fixed. Don't know how. I removed a metal shield to try and see if I could get a look at the T0 sensor (can't,) and skipped putting it back on while doing a write. Mainly to see if I could spot the T0 sensor then (nope.) Only, the write was going through just fin...
by Pheonix
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Modified Drive (old method,) move to positive on failure
Replies: 24
Views: 2410

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: 24
Views: 2410

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: 24
Views: 2410

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...