Commodore hacking and hardware tricks (was Re: commodore 64/128 question)

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Sun Sep 3 15:42:26 CDT 2006

On Sunday 03 September 2006 03:42 pm, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > What's a good substitute drive mechanism for the 1541/71?  The drives
> > that come as factory original are pretty chintzy.
> I'm not sure you'd be able to swap it out - isn't the head preamp on the
> 1541 motherboard, not a separate drive interface board?

Yes.  What I'd worry about here is a good match for the head,  particularly 
write current levels.  And I've not seen a spec for those on any drives.

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