Just picked up a Tandy 1100FD, got a few questions...

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Just picked up a Tandy 1100FD, got a few questions...

Postby keenerb » 2018-2-04 @ 22:50

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Physically, it's in pretty good shape. Floppy doesn't work, but I understand that's pretty common with these, and I've ordered a replacement belt.

My biggest problem is that the battery is no good. It's a sealed lead acid 6v 1.8ah battery, and I can't identify any appropriate replacement anywhere.

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Also, has anyone managed a Gotek installation into one of these? It looks like the floppy connector is proprietary but carries standard floppy signals. I'm considering hiding the gotek inside the system and routing a USB extender cable and switches out through the expansion plate cover at the rear of the machine. Looks like there's plenty of room inside.

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Should I be worried about that yellow rechargeable battery?
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Re: Just picked up a Tandy 1100FD, got a few questions...

Postby Unknown_K » 2018-2-05 @ 05:19

The floppy drive is 720k (belts break due to age), battery is sealed lead acid I think (never looked into replacing it but I might).
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