Commodore 1531 adapter

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Commodore 1531 adapter

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:36 pm

I was hoping to acquire a C2N, since that's a pretty common and accepted normal thing to have with a C64. But instead I had a 1531 turn up! This is the drive for a TED-based Commodore 8-bit, thus won't plug into my 64. Has anyone got an adapter to suit since such a thing was apparently a standard Commodore part, or schematics for building an adapter?
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Re: Commodore 1531 adapter

Postby WelshWizard on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Have a look here

http://c8d.cbm8bit.com/cassadapt.php

Opps sorry its the PC interface
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Re: Commodore 1531 adapter

Postby WelshWizard on Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Carcenomy wrote:I was hoping to acquire a C2N, since that's a pretty common and accepted normal thing to have with a C64. But instead I had a 1531 turn up! This is the drive for a TED-based Commodore 8-bit, thus won't plug into my 64. Has anyone got an adapter to suit since such a thing was apparently a standard Commodore part, or schematics for building an adapter?

Just found this
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 383861.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 383040.htm
maybe cheaper than and interface
Chances are you will have to repair them as I seem to remember two going as a pair just recently , Also the sticker inside where the tape goes was a common place to mark a faulty on, as I was tempted myself, but settled on the two Webbles had for sale.
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Re: Commodore 1531 adapter

Postby Carcenomy on Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:08 pm

Yeah could be worth doing. The 1531 looks so much tidier though, with its sexy charcoal exterior ;)
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Re: Commodore 1531 adapter

Postby WelshWizard on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:38 am

Carcenomy wrote:Yeah could be worth doing. The 1531 looks so much tidier though, with its sexy charcoal exterior ;)

Can black spray paint or swap the guts
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Re: Commodore 1531 adapter

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:06 pm

Yeah true. I don't have any cassette media at this stage anyway, so it's absolutely not an issue yet.

VHT vinyl dye works awesome for recolouring plastics too - I got a standard old Amiga external floppy for my CDTV and dyed it black, rather than trying to locate the incredibly uncommon CDTV-specific unit ;)
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Re: Commodore 1531 adapter

Postby lizardb0y on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:22 pm

Carcenomy wrote:I got a standard old Amiga external floppy for my CDTV and dyed it black, rather than trying to locate the incredibly uncommon CDTV-specific unit ;)


The real ones sure do look purty though ;)
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Re: Commodore 1531 adapter

Postby Carcenomy on Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:40 am

A CDTV keyboard and the trackball would be better investments though, then it would be a really useful machine :)
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