I've tried using both a Samsung SFD-321B and a Sony MPF-920-E (as well as a Compaq Citizen drive, but I assume it's of no use for anything) and all amount to the same message.
As I searched the forum I read about a "slow" firmware, but it seems the download links to it are gone. Would that help anything?
Sorry, but I really have no idea of what to do to get it working. All help is appreciated.
EDIT: Forgot to say that I'm using Win 7 x64.
- incorrect connections, e.g. drive cable in the wrong way (pin 1 is always marked on the cable with a different colour and should match the pin 1 position on both the drive and the board)
- jumpers on board incorrectly set
- drive not powered separately
- drive faulty
However I agree with IFW's solution suggestions. The slow firmware will not help with *your* current problem. If possible, check that the drive itself is working by connecting it directly to a PC's mainboard and PSU and then reading/writing/formatting a few floppies, preferrably trying both DD and HD disks.
One more point, the Samsung SFD-321B has many sub-models that are noticably different from each other in their internal electronics, so you'll have to state which sub-model you're using if there are any drive-specific problems with it.
I'm not ruling out I'm doing something wrong as I haven't used floppy drives since the early nineties. Please treat me like I'm from Mars and have never seen one of these flah-pees before.
I've made very careful attention to have the colored line at pin 1 of the drives, and in the correct orientation on the board. No change. I've tried multiple different cables to be sure they weren't faulty.incorrect connections, e.g. drive cable in the wrong way (pin 1 is always marked on the cable with a different colour and should match the pin 1 position on both the drive and the board)
I've followed the Kryoflux manual and set everything as it's supposed to be. Jumpers set for one drive. Write blocker jumper tested with both on and off settings. Rail select jumper is as pictured.jumpers on board incorrectly set
I've tested two external 5/12V PSUs with MOLEX. Both tested to be in working condition.drive not powered separately
I tried them in a standalone PC and the funny thing is that the Samsung actually was broken. The Sony drive worked as it should as far as I could tell, as well as two other drives I've gotten; a Panasonic JU-257 and a Teac FD-55GFR. Neither works plugged into the Kryoflux.If possible, check that the drive itself is working by connecting it directly to a PC's mainboard and PSU and then reading/writing/formatting a few floppies, preferrably trying both DD and HD disks.
Sorry, I'm all out of ideas.
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