So finaly I got some time again and yes my Micro SD cards have arrived
I can only say, if you are
using SD cards in de Falcon use then with an Micro adaptor. This is so much easier to remove and
its much better for your cardreader. You don't stress the delicate contacts so much and is the
microadaptor is defective is much easier and cheaper to replace
And they work just as fine !!!
ooo and btw the disk is just for keeping the contacts of the PCB of the steel bracket
I also tried Hushi tools with this card reader and it work good, although I didn't manage
to boot from the SD card. Why Hushi tools, well I got the Falcon of Wingleader here also
for some repairs.
I am going off-topic here a bit but you have to see this
His old Conner 64 Mb wasn't acces-able anymore and a load of his old stuff was still on it.
I knew that in the past he was using Hushi tools and I hope to gain acces with the 6.52 version
again. The software worked alright but the disk remained unreadable
The HD started ip but after a few seconds it stopt again. The restarted and so on...
Liseningen to the noise it made I though something is wrong, because I didn't hear the head
clicking from left to right. An old trick, and a destructive one to, is to gentle hit the HD case
to make it move again (this is almost a last resort !!!!). With old Seagates this trick worked
fine but remember to back-up you data once you used this method. The suffered from
sticky heads in the past. So back-up is a must, you might not be so lucky next time...
But even after a gentle knock no action. So this called for even more drastic methods.
NNOOOO don't use a bigger hamer
Since the cover isi screwed on the only way is to unscrew it and look insite. Again only
as a last resort. So I did...
Nice view of the inside ain't it. Then I started his machine again and the drive started to turn
again. And it stopped again as before. Nou I waited till it started again and gentle move the
head a little. I made a little klick and it started moving again
It moved a few times and
the HD kept running now. So I thought re-boot and wait...
First I hooked up my ZIP drive to make a back-up if this would really work...
I was lucky enough to boot now from the HD again, saying Conner 63Mb found an
voila up and running. So the hushi install on the Conner saw my ZIP and I could start
the back-up.It didn't went 100% smoothly but all data has been saved...
Needless to say that this was the last real good action from the Conner, although I
screwed the cover back on after a backup session of 2 hours it was done for.
It doesn't started up anymore, the head is again stuck on track 0. So this machine will also
be fitted with an CF / SD card reader, lucky I bought several spares to replace old HD's.
I still have to preform the speed test but I found yet another job to do which old falcons
suffer from. That infamous clock isn't running anymore so I have to fix that on all 3 machines
here. Since time is a luxery I don't have much I will have to do this first...