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

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Sep 3 15:54:55 CDT 2006

On 9/3/2006 at 1:32 PM Zane H. Healy wrote:

>I think it's called hooking your C64/128 up to a PC via a X1541 (or 
>newer) cable, and using the PC as a drive via the appropriate 
>software.  This is one of the solutions I'm thinking of trying. 
>Apparently it allows you to use the PC as a 1541, and to use emulator 

But that doesn't get this disks read in the first place!  It seems to me
that the 1571 drives "gobble" old diskettes more easily than do other
drives.  By "gobble" I mean peel the oxide right off the cookie, usually
accompanied by a squeal that says "your floppy's toast!"

I've gotten to the point where I won't even bother with the old CDC
"Precision" branded 5.25" floppies.   90% of the time, it's wasted effort,
trashing the floppy and necessitating cleaning the heads of the drive.


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