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by thomastc
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Trouble decoding BBC Micro disks
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Trouble decoding BBC Micro disks

When I opened up the Canon's case, I noticed that the other end of the weird cable was a very common molex plug :) So that was a lot easier than expected. I managed to get perfect images of most of my floppies, and >80% of the rest (some bad sectors remain, despite plenty of retries). Thanks for all...
by thomastc
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Trouble decoding BBC Micro disks
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Trouble decoding BBC Micro disks

Thanks for the reply! I don't have a drive cleaning kit at hand, so I'm not sure that the heads are clean. But since they appear to work fine near the end of the disk, I would think so. There's no way a head could be dirty at track 0 and clean at track 80, especially after repeated tries on differen...
by thomastc
Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Trouble decoding BBC Micro disks
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Trouble decoding BBC Micro disks

Yep, thanks! I'm hoping for a simpler and less scary solution though...
by thomastc
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Trouble decoding BBC Micro disks
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Trouble decoding BBC Micro disks

I recently bought a KryoFlux and a second-hand Chinon FZ-506 disk drive to salvage my old programs from BBC Microcomputer 5.25" disks. I am a bit of a software tinkerer, but not much of a hardware/electronics hero, and I haven't done anything like this before, but I have read all the manuals, some r...