rubeon Posted October 10, 2021 Share Posted October 10, 2021 Hi, Amiga experts In short: I may have zapped my external floppy port by connecting/disconnecting drives while the machine was powered up. That's just a guess. The external drive powers on but is not recognised, neither with the floppy drive installed nor a Gotek. Can anyone suggest which components to check on the motherboard or the port itself? This is the what the connector looks like inside the case: I don't see any obviously damaged components, and that row of capacitors passed checks for continuity with the multimeter. Context: Recently I got my first Amiga 500, and was having fun getting to know the machine. I ordered an external floppy and a Gotek drive, and was able to make a couple of Workbench and game floppies to play around with, booting from the internal drive. At some point during my experimentation, the external floppy drive stopped working. It powers up with the Amiga, but won't recognise the Gotek or real floppy drive. The Gotek works fine when connected to the internal connector, as does the mechanical drive. I've swapped the ribbon cables between internal and external as well to check those, and they both work fine on the internal but not on the external. I sounded out all the pins from the external floppy's connector to the ribbon cable connector inside the enclosure with my multimeter, and everything goes through. I've come to the conclusion that the issue must be between the port on the back and the CIA somewhere. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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