Need help repairing floppy drive

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Por luppie

Paladin (864)

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04-10-2018, 20:33

Wolverine_nl wrote:

Wasn't there a way to built in a PC Disk-drive like in a Turbo R? Then you wouldn't have this problem ever again. Sometimes you can find them on Ebay, but there might be some extra modification necessary.

Already posted the link in the 2nd post (worst case scenario)
Pro is that you can use a brand new drive without a belt.

Por radicalfaith360

Expert (89)

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04-10-2018, 22:54

luppie wrote:
Wolverine_nl wrote:

Wasn't there a way to built in a PC Disk-drive like in a Turbo R? Then you wouldn't have this problem ever again. Sometimes you can find them on Ebay, but there might be some extra modification necessary.

Already posted the link in the 2nd post (worst case scenario)
Pro is that you can use a brand new drive without a belt.

So it looks like that's the route I should go then? Put a new PC drive in that doesn't have the belt. Will it run original MSX floppy disk games or will I need copies?

Por OeiOeiVogeltje

Paragon (1401)

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04-10-2018, 23:04

no you wont
but you can not put in just any pc drive
do some research on that

Por radicalfaith360

Expert (89)

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04-10-2018, 23:31

OeiOeiVogeltje wrote:

no you wont
but you can not put in just any pc drive
do some research on that

Do you know what PC drives are compatible?

Por luppie

Paladin (864)

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04-10-2018, 23:53

There are no PC drives, that are compatible.
There are some PC drives, that can be made compatible.

Please check this link to see how it is done (already posted as first answer in this topic)

Por Meits

Scribe (6458)

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05-10-2018, 00:19

former Anma coder sells seemingly suitable diskdrives.
Link.
Might be worth an investigation.

Por radicalfaith360

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05-10-2018, 00:31

Por radicalfaith360

Expert (89)

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05-10-2018, 00:33

Or perhaps this one that was just inked? https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/computers-en-software/overige-c... How would I hook this one up to my MSX?

Por radicalfaith360

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05-10-2018, 02:36

Or could this be a simple solution maybe? https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSX-2-2-FDD-Fractal-Floppy-Disk-Dri...

Por Meits

Scribe (6458)

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05-10-2018, 02:37

That'll work but it'll cost you a cartridge slot and you'll have your disk stuffed with stuff that's already inside your computer.

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