[WTS] VG-8235/NMS-8245 FDD adapter boards

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Van meits

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07-12-2018, 18:45

This is how I remember the 700P as well. It probably isn't any different in the 500/900 family.

Van Wierzbowsky

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07-12-2018, 19:21

Omega wrote:

Strange, I have never seen inside of F700p before.. Did you try to put a normal 34 pin cable to the mainboard?

There's no connector for such a cable on the board. There's only a single row of holes where the flat cable is soldered to. And the pinout of that row is weird. You have to properly assemble the signals on the daughterboard that connects to the floppy drive. And for the original drive you need the working READY signal, otherwise the machine will ignore all data read from the floppy disk.

Van Omega

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07-12-2018, 20:50

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This is how I remember the 700P as well. It probably isn't any different in the 500/900 family.

Well, I know that my F900p has normal 34 pin connectors on the motherboard.

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There's no connector for such a cable on the board. There's only a single row of holes where the flat cable is soldered to. And the pinout of that row is weird. You have to properly assemble the signals on the daughterboard that connects to the floppy drive. And for the original drive you need the working READY signal, otherwise the machine will ignore all data read from the floppy disk.

The service manual I checked was probably for a different revision of the board, listed as "AEP model". Any way: I don't think the adapter is compatible, unless the signals magically map the same as the NMS-8245. What I could do is make a separate version of the adapter for the F700, if someone can provide details Smile

Van subzero79

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18-12-2018, 18:47

you have pm

Van charliefrown

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19-12-2018, 22:15

Interested in DIY pcb, pm sent

Van Omega

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20-12-2018, 00:27

Unfortunately all adapters are SOLD OUT

A new batch is underway, I expect delivery in ~2 weeks Smile2

Van charliefrown

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20-12-2018, 08:20

that's awesome news

Van charliefrown

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20-12-2018, 10:15

What if I use this adapter and install PC floppy inside without 720kB modding? Will I be able to use PC floppy as single sided (360 kB) anyway?

Van subzero79

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22-12-2018, 12:31

we awaiting new batch
Smile

Van Omega

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23-12-2018, 02:58

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What if I use this adapter and install PC floppy inside without 720kB modding? Will I be able to use PC floppy as single sided (360 kB) anyway?

In theory, yes. In practice I've not tested that.

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