[rescue] Anybody remember MFM? (Durango Poppy II problem)

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Wed Aug 6 12:01:59 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 11:58 AM, Mike Hebel wrote:

> On Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 09:31 AM, Michael Free wrote:
>> The olden way was to send some bits to a certain port on the MFM 
>> controller
>> card and that would set the card to low-level format the drive.
>> Two connectors and a 50 pin.... are you sure it's not 2 ~16's and a 
>> 34? that
>> would be the normal M.O. for an MFM drive controller, IIRC the 34 is 
>> the
>> data line and the two 16's are drive control lines, one for each 
>> drive.
> Something just occurred to me.  There are two cables on the drive yes? 
>  You checked that the main cable was in the right connector?  You also 
> checked that the data cable was on the right connector on the board?

Scratch this.  Just found the post with the pictures.  Although it does 
beg the question as to if that machine needs special cables.  It's been 
so long I can't recall if MFM cables had a twist or not in them.

Mike Hebel

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