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  1. Hello all, I have been slowly trying to get a 3.5" drive connected to my 800XL. As a caveat: I have access to many many other ways to put data on the 8bit. I realize these are probably more expedient and efficient, but I like to try old stuff. I'm weird that way. So, if you can stomach that level of oddity, I would WELCOME your help Here's what I have: XF551 with a Bob Wooley 80 track ROM. Probably works, purchased off of ePay. The 551 worked as stock before I pulled the old rom and put in the new one. Did not have to socket it as a socket was already there. Mistumi 3.5" 1.44MB drive pulled from a Windows 95(!) machine. Works. Formatted a 720k floppy just fine (I used it to create a boot disk to load the drivers for the Portfolio Card drive, so I could connect a iomega ZIP100 drive to the Portfolio . . worked like a charm! but that is another story for another forum) A collection of 34pin card edge to IDC adaptors. [see pic] I can get it all connected, but I cannot get SDX to format. It sees the drive without a problem. Access light comes on when being accessed, but no joy. I know something is not right because SDX polls the drive and polls the drive on boot until it errors out and then drops to the C drive. (I have also tried booting without the drive on and then trying things, no joy.) So, I know SOMEONE here has some magic in their hat that will say, "Oh, hey, you just need to . . . " and there will be joy in Fujidom. I have also reduced the pics included as much as possible. If they are too big for folks, I do apologize. Thanks for your troubles. -M
  2. I have some hardware for sale in the Marketplace if anyone is interested: Atari 8-Bit Computer Hardware For Sale
  3. Just to keep things lively, this is the set of all (known to me) XF schematics. Maybe this way I can find them easier the next time I look for them. Mariusz Geisler From: http://blog.3b2.sk/igi/post/Chyby-v-scheme-ATARI-XF-551-Bugs-in-circuit-ATARI-XF551.aspx Igor Gramblicka V1 Igor Gramblicka V2 From: https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Atari%20XF551 Atari Japan Preliminary XF551_schematic.pdf And from the FAQ: The reverse side of a 2-sided "flippy" disk may be used by inserting the disk into the drive upside-down. But note: Chinon-built XF551--CANNOT read/write/format disk backside if the disk has no 2nd timing hole Mitsumi-built XF551--CAN read/write disk backside if the disk has no 2nd timing hole, but CANNOT format the backside without the 2nd timing hole. Discussion here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/138304-cant-flip-disk-on-xf551/
  4. I sold one of these on eBay and it worked perfectly when it was listed... when the buyer received it, he had the following question: "Okay, so I unpackaged the drive, and as I was taking the drive out of the bubble wrap, I heard rattling in the case. A piece could be heard sliding around, clearly not connected. I opened the case and found a metal piece that is "U"-shaped, with little tiny black rubber-like rectangular pads on one side at the bottom, and each side of the metal piece. The piece is about 1 inch across and 3/4 inch top to bottom, and a fraction of an inch thick. Any idea what this is? I have looked for a service manual and cannot find one. I am hesitant to power up the drive with this piece not connected." Can anyone help identify what this piece is? I can't get a pic from him because FeeBay won't allow me to send him my email address. Any help is greatly appreciated... Thanks, Roger
  5. Hey guys, I am looking for ADOS in an ATR file that was created by Bill Wilkinson back in 1987. Does anyone have this disk image? I have googled it and found an article, but not the disk image.
  6. Is there a preferred method of creating 360kb "XF-551 style" auto boot menu disks in quad density? I'm looking for something like radmenu or similar that can handle a large capacity disk format.
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