[Coladam] Re: Coladam Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4

Terry Hancock terry266 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 8 10:37:22 EST 2005


Hello, My name is Terry and I am new here.
I am also interested in this as I have two drives
that do not work as well and would like to be able to 
drop in replacement drives. Be interested to hear the
outcome.

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> Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 10:09:02 -0800
> From: Ron MItchell <bytehacker at shaw.ca>
> Subject: [Coladam] Re: adam disk drive
> To: coladam at adamcon.org
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> Interesting you should ask.
> 
> At least one of my 5 disk drives is in the same
> shape, because a number of
> years ago, (back in Ottawa), I bought a 5-1/4 inch
> drive mechanism hoping it
> would work. Same result as you described.
> 
> To answer your "basic" question, you need to use the
> "Input" plug on the
> floppy drive. The Adamnet connector goes from the
> Adamnet plug on the side
> of your ADAM to the "Input" plug on the floppy
> drive. If you had a second
> drive, you would connect it from the "Output" of the
> first drive to the
> "Input" of the second drive.
> 
> I'm not sure that the jumpers on the floppy drive
> unit make any difference.
> Seems to me that the ADAM circuitry didn't really
> care whether a drive was
> set as master or slave, or whatever. OF COURSE, I
> HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO BE
> WRONG. There were some ADAM disk drives that were
> equipped with a
> "disk-in-place" sensor, which had to be connected to
> whatever drive
> mechanism was there. Unfortunately, the detail on
> that escapes me. I know
> that in a couple of cases over the years, I couldn't
> get a particular drive
> mechanism to work, because I was attempting to put
> it into an ADAM drive
> that had been modified to read 360k rather than the
> original 160k. Each of
> the ADAM suppliers providing disk drives to the
> community at the time had a
> different method of wiring to recognize a "disk in
> place".  I'm not sure if
> there's anyone left in the community who knows what
> is required in that
> regard.
> 
> That doesn't help much, I know.  If needs be, what I
> could do is have a look
> at one of my working drives here and at least see
> how the jumpers are
> configured. If that would be of any assistance, let
> me know. I'm going send
> this reply, along with your original message to the
> ADAM list, just to see
> if anyone else has a clue.
> 
> Ron
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "James De Carlo" <james at folkwolf.net>
> To: "Ron Mitchell" <bytehacker at shaw.ca>
> Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 11:53 PM
> Subject: adam disk drive
> 
> 
> > hi ron,
> >
> > been out of the loop for a bit. i'm hoping to make
> it on the chat this
> > week. we'll see what the kids say though.
> >
> > i have a question about adam disk drives. i
> recently bought a
> > replacement 5.25" drive to replace the
> mechanically defunct drive that i
> > had in my mi drive assembly. i suppose it was
> asking too much that i'd
> > just be able to drop in the new one and that it
> would be happy.
> >
> > i'm going to try and play around with the jumpers
> since they seem to
> > have some effect. the "new" drive is an olivetti.
> at some points,
> > depending on jumper setting the light will either
> always be on or only
> > on when a disk is inserted. trying to determine if
> adam even sees the
> > drive as it won't read disks. (hence my writing to
> you). i think part of
> > the problem is that the drive may have been a mac
> pull.
> >
> > first the basic question: on the back of the mi
> unit do i want the adam
> > net cable going to "in" or "out"? you'd think this
> would be a cut and
> > dry question but i can't seem to get my brain to
> work though my
> > instincts tell me "in".
> >
> > anyway, any help you can give me with this would
> be appreciated.
> >
> > hope you are rested from your travels.
> >
> > cheers,
> > james
> > -- 
> > James De Carlo <james at folkwolf.net>
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "James De Carlo" <james at folkwolf.net>
> To: "Ron Mitchell" <bytehacker at shaw.ca>
> Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 11:53 PM
> Subject: adam disk drive
> 
> 
> > hi ron,
> >
> > been out of the loop for a bit. i'm hoping to make
> it on the chat this
> > week. we'll see what the kids say though.
> >
> > i have a question about adam disk drives. i
> recently bought a
> > replacement 5.25" drive to replace the
> mechanically defunct drive that i
> > had in my mi drive assembly. i suppose it was
> asking too much that i'd
> > just be able to drop in the new one and that it
> would be happy.
> >
> > i'm going to try and play around with the jumpers
> since they seem to
> > have some effect. the "new" drive is an olivetti.
> at some points,
> > depending on jumper setting the light will either
> always be on or only
> > on when a disk is inserted. trying to determine if
> adam even sees the
> > drive as it won't read disks. (hence my writing to
> you). i think part of
> > the problem is that the drive may have been a mac
> pull.
> >
> > first the basic question: on the back of the mi
> unit do i want the adam
> > net cable going to "in" or "out"? you'd think this
> would be a cut and
> > dry question but i can't seem to get my brain to
> work though my
> > instincts tell me "in".
> >
> > anyway, any help you can give me with this would
> be appreciated.
> >
> > hope you are rested from your travels.
> >
> > cheers,
> > james
> > -- 
> > James De Carlo <james at folkwolf.net>
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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