Attaching a CHINON drive to the ST

Attaching a CHINON drive to the ST

Post by Gritz » Tue, 02 Jan 1990 14:27:00



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I had to buy a new disk-drive for my Atari Mega ST after the original one
broke down.
I bought a chinon drive model FB 354 and attached it to my ST.
Now my ST does not recognize a diskchange with this new drive (it only does
with write-protected disks)

Who knows how to modify the disk-drive to work properly with my ST ???
(Model FB 354  NOT F 354 C)


... see you
               Chris

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Attaching a CHINON drive to the ST

Post by Allan Pra » Wed, 03 Jan 1990 00:05:00



> I bought a chinon drive model FB 354 and attached it to my ST.
> Now my ST does not recognize a diskchange with this new drive (it only does
> with write-protected disks)

This is a known problem with some (all?) Chinon drives Atari bought
(and, alas, shipped).  Go back to where you bought it and/or an Atari
dealer to get it fixed or replaced.

You can tell you have the problem by doing this:

        Get into a shell or program (not the desktop).
        Put a blank, write-enabled disk in the drive.
        Get a directory of that drive (a file selector will do).
        Remove the disk, then put it back in (still write-enabled).
        Get another directory of the drive.

If the select light doesn't come on before the second (empty) directory
listing appears, you have the bad drive.

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Opinions expressed above do not necessarily     -- Allan Pratt, Atari Corp.
reflect those of Atari Corp. or anyone else.      ...ames!atari!apratt

 
 
 

1. Attaching CHINON drive to the ST (to be continued...)

Thanks for your answere but unfortunaly this does not help me at all.
I already figured out that my problem must be a Hardware problem because
I had the same problem with my original drive when I bought my Mega ST and
my Atari dealer had to add two cables into my drive to fix it.

Unfortunaly the new drive I bought is internally totally different from
the original one so that I cannot just copy these cables to the new one and
I have no idea WHAT really was done by adding those two cables.

Please do so and tell me if you can find out anything that might help me
finding out how to modify my drive.

... see you
               Chris

____________________________________________________________________________
                      |      cccccc          sssss
   Chris Schmidt      |     ccc   ccc      ss    sss    
                      |    ccc     ccc    ss       s   It takes two years
Universitaet Dortmund |   cccc             ssssss      to learn how to talk,
    West Germany      |   cccc               ssssss    but it takes at least
                      |    ccc     ccc    s       ss   twenty to learn NOT

     unido.uucp       |      cccccc         sssss        
______________________|_____________________________________________________

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