Help me! FDD problems!

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Por Keitaro

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15-03-2004, 14:55

Hello everybody, I've got a problem... A friend of mine gave me an MXS Philips NMS 8280 saying that it didn't work properly and that if I had repaired it, I could have keep it for me.
The problem is this: the floppy drive doesn't work, in fact if I insert a disk and write files "a:" (or "b:") the msx aswers me "Disk offline". I've tried to substitue the drive eith a PC one but it also didn't work (in this case, however, if I dont' insert any floppy in the drive, the message is "Insert a floppy in drive b: and then strike a key", or something similar). During this time the drive seems to work (the LED turns on and the drive make some noise as it is reading the floppy, but however it doesn't work.
Could anybody help me? Thanks a lot

P.S. I'm not expert, so please don't be difficult...

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Por DarQ

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15-03-2004, 15:05

im not an expert either but just using a pc drive will never work. if you need a new drive, a pc drive can be used but must be modified.

Por flyguille

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15-03-2004, 16:08

if msx said "disk offline" that = disk not formmated

if you insert a formated disk, then you need clean the heads

if your diskdriver got a belt, replace it.

if that don't work, you need remplace that with another DD 3 1/2 diskdriver, or a HD diskdriver but changing the jumpers..

note: the jumpers on new PC diskdriver not allways are DIP switch or fisical jumpers. A lot of case are simple welded bridges

Por DarQ

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15-03-2004, 17:58

seems to me you are just intending to increase your number of posts Big smile

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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15-03-2004, 18:42

seems to me you don't realise the multiple posts are due to the current server problems, and are yourself trying to increase your post-count by placing off-topic wise-crack remarks Big smile

Por Sonic_aka_T

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15-03-2004, 19:58

seems to me you don't realise the multiple posts are due to the current server problems, and are yourself trying to increase your post-count by placing off-topic wise-crack remarks Big smile

Guyver, try to let one go every once-in-a-while...

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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15-03-2004, 21:34

*farts in Sonic_aka_T's general direction*

There, happy now? Big smile

Por DarQ

Paragon (1038)

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15-03-2004, 23:02

oh so typical guyer800 again huh Crying

Por snout

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15-03-2004, 23:08

awww, come on... it's Monty Python! Tongue

I suggest we focus on FDD problems from now on (in this thread)...

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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16-03-2004, 00:46

Isn't this in the FAQ? Otherwise it should be ;)

Por legacy

Hero (570)

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16-03-2004, 10:42

Keitaro say.
P.S. I'm not expert, so please don't be difficult...

Keitaro.
Do you realize what for machine you've got?
It's the most expensive MSX sold by philips.
I hope you've the manuals to, if you've not, take a look at.
members.chello.nl/h.otten/
If you can't solve the problem by your own than send a mail to.
kornalijnslijper@quicknet.nl
Bas repair most everything.
You can reach this adresses by clicking on it.
Good luck

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