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by BarryB
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "No disk in drive"
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: "No disk in drive"

I didn't know about the 5v cable until I read into dumping +3 disks with an FD-1, luckily I read that before I got the drive! Strange your cable doesn't work, my cable was a straight through one supplied with my Kryoflux as I bought the version with PSU and cables.
by BarryB
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 63
Views: 7078

Re: Apple II disk Grrr.....

Think I only dumped Side 0, should I dump it again as a flippy disk like C64? Good to know it's protection, having never dealt with Apple disks until now I have no idea of any formats or protections. So looks like the dump is 'normal' for Apple Infocom disks and the 'good tracks' 27-34 are not used ...
by BarryB
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 63
Views: 7078

Re: Apple II disk Grrr.....

Yep, use that to check some Amiga dumps to see if they use IBM/ST format tracks. Seeing as the disk is notchless it should be authentic and not be modified, unless a duplication error occurred? I do have one C64 flippy disk that's blank on side 0 but another copy I have is OK on side 0. HxC shows I ...
by BarryB
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 63
Views: 7078

Re: Apple II disk Grrr.....

Only one Infocom game title I think, Zork Quest: Assault On Egreth Castle on the C64, was ever protected and that used XEMAG but that wasn't the usual Infocom text adventure rather part of the Infocomics series! Seeing as this is the only Apple II disk I have and I don't collect Apple stuff anyway, ...
by BarryB
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "No disk in drive"
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: "No disk in drive"

Darn! Sounds like you really have killed it and sent it to Silicon Heaven :( Does pressing the 'reset' button do anything? I've seen a surface mounted fuse on the board, about 10mm into the board from the center of the JTAG connector, the board has FUSE printed on it and the fuse itself has FD writt...
by BarryB
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Dumping
Topic: Apple II disk Grrr.....
Replies: 63
Views: 7078

Apple II disk Grrr.....

The drive is a flippy modded Panasonic JU-475-5 bought from SPS. The disk is Infocom's Infidel on 5.25" and Apple DOS 3.3, 16 sector according to the label on the disk but get this issue everytime I dump using dtc -p -fname -i0 -i8 -l8: 00.0 : Apple DOS 3.3: OK, trk: 000, sec: 16 02.0 : Apple DOS 3....
by BarryB
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "No disk in drive"
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: "No disk in drive"

Are you sure the motor's spinning? I use a straight through floppy cable with mine for 5.25 and 3.5" drives, but it didn't get on with my Amstrad 3" drive - it would calibrate, but it wasn't actually running the motor, hence the no disk inserted issues. I ended up having to dig out one with a twist...
by BarryB
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "No disk in drive"
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: "No disk in drive"

You should be using 'keyed' floppy cables anyway for 3.5" drives then you can't get it the wrong way around as the KF board has a keyed connector and all the 3.5" drives I've come across have been keyed too! Bent pins is a possibility as is the pins on the board becoming detached due to a dry joint ...
by BarryB
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "No disk in drive"
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: "No disk in drive"

Always disconnect power from the drive and USB from the PC BEFORE changing anything! A 3", 3.5" and some 5.25" floppy disks that have become detached from the hub could give the 'no disk in drive' error but since you say you have tried different floppy disks and drives then it sounds like you may ha...
by BarryB
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What is 'L2' on a Panasonic JU-475-5? I've dislodged mine!
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: What is 'L2' on a Panasonic JU-475-5? I've dislodged mine!

Yes, I see now that 12v has to go through the coil to power the drive, so if the drive doesn't power up I'll know why. If that coil does come loose I'll either extend the existing leg with a piece of wire snipped off a resistor or just remove it and solder in a wire link.

Thanks for the help!