[Coco] FD501

Mark Marlette mark at cloud9tech.com
Wed Nov 22 08:02:47 EST 2006


Did you have to saw the case with the DOS Adapter from Cloud-9? I  
don't recall you buying one.

The reason I ask is that I researched and tried the DOS Adpater on  
many of the CoCo DOS carts and it was designed so that you wouldn't  
have to make any modifications. The sockets are individual pin sockets  
soldered into the board that is .031" thick for the tight tolerences.  
If standard thickness FR4 was used(.062") then most cases wouldn't  

I didn't have any Dragon DOS carts so I couldn't try them and some of  
the third party DOS carts I didn't have.

Just curious if I mucked something up. I sell alot of them.



Quoting Phill Harvey-Smith <afra at aurigae.demon.co.uk>:

> Darren A. wrote:
>>> Other thing. The RS Disk Basic ROM is the old smaller variety. Is it
>>> possible to rig a 27xxx chip into there?
>> Cloud9 sells (used to sell) an item called the DOS Adapter. It was a
>> nice little board that allowed a 28-pin (27xxx) EPROM to be plugged into
>> the 24-pin sockets used by Tandy. Whether or not you can still get one
>> is another matter. There are instructions floating around the web that
>> show how to make your own adapter with multiple piggybacked sockets, but
>> it's a real hassle, and it makes the cart too big to fit in the coco.
> Yep did that when adapting SuperDos from the Dragon to run with my
> FD-500, ended up having to saw a section of the dragon cas out so that
> it would fit :)
> Cheers.
> Phill.
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