ryankenn

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  1. My board arrived ( shown here : http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIt...em=360166176686 ) and I tried it last night with no success. I could get the loopback to work fine, but in Hyperterminal with the live drive connected ( with the cardstock between the motor contacts ) it would just return a little > arrow everytime I typed CTRL Z. It was definitly reading something from the drives PCB Board as turing the drive on and off netted a bunch of wild characters. My two concerns today on retrying it are that I used a 3V coin cell as described. Measuring the actual voltage its 2.83V. It was enough to make the loopback work, but could the voltage be an issue when talking with the drive? Today I'm going to just use the 5V from the floppy connector as a starting point. I also noted that once all was connected together to try the live fix, hyperterminal was still acting as if I had a loopback in. Whatever I typed was being displayed. I checked to see if the little pins of RX/TX on the driver were somehow touching, but it didn't seem so. Any thoughts or if you know of a page in this thread with a similar Hyperterminal issue it would be greatly appreciated if you could point me in that direction. Ryan
  2. NO. DO NOT change PCB's. jaclaz Noted, thanks. I already have my TTL convertor coming off Ebay, hopefully I will have the success shown by everyone else. Is the easiest way to power the drive during the process just stringing a cable out of a PC Power Supply?
  3. This may be a dumb question, but I have two 1TB drives, one of which has now suffered the BSY error. Can I not take the PCB off the good drive to get the bad one going?