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

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

Post by Kai » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:36 am

Hi Didier,
good to know you're here :D

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

Post by didier » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:19 pm

hello kai , hello mark , hello rwap ...

I made a blog 8 years ago ... but it is not up to date ... I hope to update it quickly ...
at the time, I made an article on my floppy disk mageco ... the article is not finished ....
but, it will give you an idea of how the floppy disk works ...
I have two floppy disk mageco .... and one of the interfaces has additional functions in its menu compared to the first interface ...

here is the blog :

http://zx81.over-blog.com/

thank you (excuse me for my english ... i m french)

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Post by RWAP » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:55 pm

Thanks Didier - I didn't realise it was you on those other forums :)

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

Post by didier » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:49 pm

hello rwap !

did you want information about floppy disk mageco?
at the electronic level I'm not at all specialiste, it's kai who had repaired the floppy disk a few years ago ...

I have two floppy disk with two interfaces ..

the system works like this:

first there is an interface to connect to the zx81 (in this interface there is a rom that manages the menu
then a cable joins an interface that is connected to the floppy disk ...

the system works very well ...
but I think it could be improved (with some good technicians)

bye bye rwap

didier

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

Post by Kai » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:25 pm

It is interesting that the mageco IF works without any controller chip. Only done with LS logic.
As I had tested it worked very stable and not even slow.
But the DOS is some special kind you have to get used to first.

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Post by RWAP » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:15 pm

I did wonder if there was an English manual for it = but only out of interest - I have never owned one!

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

Post by gammaray » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:10 am

I have an interest in seeing the PCB and the chips!
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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by makeit2day » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:38 am

I would be interested too and a wiring diagram.

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Post by mrtinb » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:40 am

makeit2day wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:38 am
I would be interested too and a wiring diagram.
As mentioned previously in this thread, the diagram is here:

http://zx81.ordi5.free.fr/vtr/download/ ... er.sch.pdf

There is also the French manual:

http://zx81.ordi5.free.fr/vtr/download/DOC_floppy1.pdf
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Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Post by makeit2day » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:46 am

Thanks

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