Commodore 1571, 1581 Disk Drive

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Commodore 1571, 1581 Disk Drive

Postby Commodore Hugh on Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:32 pm

Hi I am after a Commodore 1571 or 1581 Disk Drive can anyone help thanks
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Re: Commodore 1571, 1581 Disk Drive

Postby RonTurner on Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:46 am

Try ebay the commodore drives are usually burnt out from friction caused by ultra slow 3 minute loading times, the R/W head rubs on the cookie for 3 minutes heats up and the rest is history....

The commodore 64 loads from floppy disk 36 times slower than an Apple //e

Because cassette tape is faster than the disk drive a cable to a laptop audio port and a modified cassette port plug could provide a faster and more reliable method of loading software, just a thought.

Have you posted a request at the lemon64 forum, its very active.
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Re: Commodore 1571, 1581 Disk Drive

Postby Carcenomy on Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:24 pm

Commodore Hugh wrote:Hi I am after a Commodore 1571 or 1581 Disk Drive can anyone help thanks

Sorry brother best I have to hand is a 1570, but it appears to have issues for which I haven't the time or inclination to repair with its controller.
Just the local Commodore hobo and middle-aged PC hoarder.
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