[Coco] FD501

Mark Marlette mark at cloud9tech.com
Wed Nov 22 07:50:51 EST 2006


For a purchased solution you can use the DOS Adapter from Cloud-9.

See www.cloud9tech.com , hardware section.

I'm going to try and update the site again this weekend. Minor front  
page update again.


Quoting Mike Pepe <lamune at doki-doki.net>:

> Chester A Patterson wrote:
>> I picked up a TANDY FD501 complete. First original TANDY FD I've ever
>> owned. Drive 0 only. Only one R/W head, unfortunately. What I find
>> curious is that both the DS0 and the DS1 bridges are soldered (not to
>> each other), as if the appropriate jumpers were in place. I checked the
>> ribbon cable and it appears fully intact and original. I've not had the
>> chance to try it out. Is it normal for these units to have DS0 *and* DS1
>> jumpered? Can't figure that one out.
> Yes. There may be a 'finger' missing in the connector for drive
> selection. If you do DIR 1 and drive 0 lights up, then something is
> indeed wrong.
>> Other thing. The RS Disk Basic ROM is the old smaller variety. Is it
>> possible to rig a 27xxx chip into there?
> Yes, but the result is a little ugly.
>> Thanks.
>> /Chester
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