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  1. Class act right there. If/when I come across my old 410 or get another tape player for my Atari, I'll be coming to you.
  2. http://nuxx.net/wiki/SDrive_NUXX#Finding_SIO_Connectors c0nsumer compulsively documents everything, it's nice.
  3. Doesn't work. I have a 9v DC brick that looks almost identical to the 9vAC ones (for an Indus GT). I thought my 800 died at one point because I was using the DC brick.
  4. The fuse is for protection only. They never expected people to replace fuses, it was just included to prevent serious problems in case of failure. Well they sometimes blow-up simply by inserting them into the drive (in case of an 1050 PS) while the drive Power switch is in the ON position. I had one or two blow-up this way. Nowdays I always check to see the drive power switch is in OFF position before inserting the plug. I was mainly pointing out there is still a point to putting a fuse in, even if it's not designed to be user replaceable.
  5. This looks identical to the one I got from monoprice. http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2 Looks like you got quite a deal on yours, it's not often I see something undercutting monoprice. Ouch $96! I didn't want to spend more than $30. At $96 you could almost buy a decent LCD TV. ?!? I had to double check, but it's only $32. Where did you get $96 from?
  6. This looks identical to the one I got from monoprice. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10114&cs_id=1011407&p_id=4722&seq=1&format=2 Looks like you got quite a deal on yours, it's not often I see something undercutting monoprice.
  7. The fuse is for protection only. They never expected people to replace fuses, it was just included to prevent serious problems in case of failure.
  8. I think he was suggesting it because you can pick up SCSI SCA drives for cheap cheap cheap nowadays. All the enterprise customers are moving away from them so a lot of drives are flooding the market. With the newer firmware for the MIO that Metalguy/Warerat came up with, the MIO is happy with most of such drives. Getting one of those drives will almost certainly be cheaper than getting another of those SCSI->MFM/RLL controllers.
  9. That is quite unfortunate. I'm pretty sure that image had a large fan base
  10. (Putting on my sysadmin hat) Check the permissions on the serial device. Your user may not belong to the group that can open it. Looks like your user may need to be in the dialout group to use it.
  11. ...Good point, but it is checked (both on the Scopemeter, as well as firing up my 800XL, with absolutely no hesitation or problem). Thx. Yeah, just wanted to check. Initially your new profile photo made me miss that it was you asking. But then I figured we all overlook the simple things sometimes
  12. I don't see any power supply check there. You sure this is a good power supply?
  13. Just to be sure, you are using a 9v *AC* power brick, yes? I only ask because I have 9v DC power bricks around, and if I try one of those on a 1050, it does exactly what you describe. The regulators can still supply 5 volts from the DC, but without AC, cannot supply the 12v the drive needs.
  14. Minor correction: designed, manufactured and made a REAL, SOLID product, infinitely better than any shacko-SDdrive units I have seen so far. I wasn't arguing with you. I worked with c0nsumer while he was designing the whole project. I've got a prototype, sans case, kicking around at home. Completely agree here... but there is evidence on this thread of the OPPOSITE. Where's the evidence? I only see you trying your SDrive. The only "works for me" response was with an SIO2SD.
  15. They might even be the same mechanism, but with the stop keeping the latch from going any further a little out of adjustment. Unless you see any problems, I wouldn't worry about it. Theoretically, if it went too far, the pressure holding the disk could start lessening again as the latch turned, but a few degrees shouldn't hit that point.
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