I recently bought an Atari 520STFM from a Bric-a-brac type shop
for ten pounds. The computer itself works alright, but the floppy
drive doesn't. Although the drive makes all the right whirring and
clunking noises it will not read any disks. On closer inspection I
found that one of the Read/Write heads had actually broken off!
I have managed to get another 720k drive from an old Epson XT PC.
The original drive from the ST was an Epson SMD-380. This
replacement drive taken from the PC is an Epson SMD-300. Both are
720k drives and both look exactly the same, but I cannot persuade the
replacement drive to work. The drive spins correctly, but nothing
So, this is a bit of a long shot, but does anybody know what the
correct jumper settings should be on this SMD-300 drive, or does
anybody use an SMD-300 drive in their ST?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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