[WTS] VG-8235/NMS-8245 FDD adapter boards

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By Omega

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19-11-2018, 00:04

Hello all,

For a project I designed and produced a little adapter PCB to fit a pc style floppy drive to the 8235/8245 in a plug & play way. Put in the drive, plug in the adapter and original drive cable in the adapter, power connector to drive and you're ready!

The 8235 does require the cutting of two traces and fitting two wires on the bottom of the main board to enable double sided drives to work (and you'll need to install a double sided diskrom).

Fitted in a VG-8235/00 it looks like this:

The surplus boards are for sale:

  • One PCB: 3€
  • One DIY kit: PCB + angled 34 pin connector + 14 pin strip: 6€
  • One PCB with connectors soldered: 10€

These prices do not include shipping.

Note: the position of the 34 pin connector varies from drive to drive. Some even have the connector upside down. Make sure you choose a drive that has it in such a position that it fits with the adapter included. For most drives this shouldn't be a problem though.

If you want one you can post a reply but contacting me through my profile will be faster ;)

Cheers,
Tristan

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By Omega

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20-11-2018, 11:45

2 sold, 6 available.

@Popolon33: You've sent me a message but I can't answer because mail to your email address bounced: Recipient address rejected: User unknown

By da_Dude

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20-11-2018, 20:08

!declare interest

for atleast 1 of my standard/un-upgraded 8245's
perhaps some more wanted upgrades while at it if possible? Smile

By abnog

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04-12-2018, 11:11

Hi! Omega. I'm interested on one board. I sent you a private message but I'm not sure if it worked correctly, as I cannot view my message anywhere. Can you please confirm that?

By weirdocollector

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05-12-2018, 15:31

abnog wrote:

Hi! Omega. I'm interested on one board. I sent you a private message but I'm not sure if it worked correctly, as I cannot view my message anywhere. Can you please confirm that?

Same here! I've just sent out a PM about getting one board, but I cannot find it anywhere.
Can you please confirm you've got it?
Thanks!

By Omega

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05-12-2018, 17:19

Replied email of weirdcollector with details.

I didn't receive a message by abnog, please send to the email address listed in my profile, since sending a message through the forum seems unreliable.

By abnog

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05-12-2018, 21:41

Ok, mail sent.
Thanks! Smile

By Alexey

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06-12-2018, 17:18

I wonder if those will fit the Sony F700P. It also has a similar FDD cable with a weird pinout.

By Omega

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06-12-2018, 21:30

Hmm, I just checked the F700P service manual, and the board appears to have a 34 pin, standard pinout, connector..

By Alexey

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06-12-2018, 21:51

And here's the reality:

The floppy wire is single row, consists of 2 separate parts that meet at the special board with the standard floppy connector. Took me a few hours to figure out how to make an adapter on the breadboard...

By Omega

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07-12-2018, 16:27

Strange, I have never seen inside of F700p before.. Did you try to put a normal 34 pin cable to the mainboard?

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