First post, by Perro
Hi. I have a problem with my old Amstrad PC 5086. The floppy drive started to fail and I changed the rubber on the pulley but it continued to fail and stopped working. I looked for an alternative and found the floppy disk diagram and tried to adapt a normal floppy disk drive, but not the floppy disks. However, the adapter I have built does work on a 5286 PC. On the 5286 I can put a normal floppy drive and it reads floppy disks perfectly. However, in 5086 it fails. The only thing I have not been able to adapt is the 8 READY pin, because normal floppy drives do not generate that signal. Is this what makes it not work on a 5086? I would like to know if someone has faced a similar problem and know how to solve it. Thank you.