Replace Diskdrive in Panasonic FS-A1FX

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Por jltursan

Prophet (2542)

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13-06-2013, 23:26

Great work, thanks Luppie!. I've also a Panasonic machine waiting for a replacement drive.

Btw, does the SFD-321B fits the Panasonic drive holes?, I would hate to drill or modify the case in any way.

Por luppie

Paladin (863)

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14-06-2013, 08:28

One of the reasons that I made a convertor PCB and used this drive is, that I don't wanted to damage the mainboard or housing, so that it is possible to revert everything (in the unlikely case that Panasonic will find a box with 1000 old DD drives in some lost corner of their warehouse LOL! )

To fit the drive. I had to remove a few metal pins of the drive bracket. Only 1 pin was left (see picture)

Now the drive fits perfectly, but the drivebutton is misalligned to the hole in the housing.
I drilled a small hole in the metal drivebutton and put a small screw in it just a few mm out of the middle and cut off the srewhead.

I used the original drivebutton, that has a hole in the back. I had to cut of some plastic away from the button to make it fit. With some hot glue I glued the button on the screw.

This is the result. No modification to the housing of the machine.
(Only downside is, that I could not find a dustcover for the drive that does fit.

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