"Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

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"Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

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Hi all !

Do you ever heared something about the MAGECO 3'5 disk controler ?
Any docs, infos or advertising ?
Thanks in advance.
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I had this interesting interface 10 years ago here for repair.
It was from somebody in France, (Bordeaux ?) but I don't remember the name.
I made a copy of the PCB, it was working so far and I can read the discs, but it doesn't write correctly.

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The request was posted 10 years ago, maybe he found the info. and posted it to his web site.

Regards;

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The schematic on XavSnap was drawn by me.
Now I have the name: Didier Pous from Bordeaux. Anybody know him?

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Kai wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:19 am
The schematic on XavSnap was drawn by me.
Now I have the name: Didier Pous from Bordeaux. Anybody know him?
I have an email address for him - send me a PM with what you want and I will send him an email

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Email address for Didier? I have. But he is not with electronics.
If somebody could help me to get the IF running. I would send my PCBs for further testing. Also have the designs in Eagle here.

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Have you thought of reaching out to Cyber-PAPY on

https://translate.googleusercontent.com ... m5WuhWf5WQ

or

https://translate.googleusercontent.com ... QJImsuFWDQ

He worked for Mageco

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Post by didier »

hello kai , hello rwap ...

mageco's floppy disk interface is still working very well .. thanks kai for repairing this interface ..

I can save and load programs and the interface works with zxpand or zxpand + (compatible).

to launch the menu, you have to type RAND USR 9123 ...

logically you can record 120 KB of program on a floppy disk ...

excuse me for my English ...

bye

didier

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didier wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:44 pm
excuse me for my English ...
Hi didier

Your English is fine, so don’t worry ;)

Mark

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