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    Default PS/2 to Gotek or clone standard 3.5" Floppy Diskette Drive adapter cable

    Made to order adapter cables, 40-pin or 34-pin Male IDC socket, to Gotek or clone FDD with 34-pin Male connector and separate 4-pin Male power connector.

    40-pin
    £17 + postage at cost
    34-pin
    £15.50 + postage at cost

    The above prices represent the low volume parts cost, plus a minimal fee for time and effort.


    Limit of one adapter cable of each type per order/member.
    Suit all known PS/2 Model ribbon cable interfaces except DBA riser FDDs (Models 50, 50z, 55SX and 70) attachments, which are catered for by the Github project:
    https://github.com/schlae/PS2FloppyAdapter
    Apparently a company called Texelec is supplying pre-made ones, now.

    Disclaimer: I disclaim any copyright for these, as I've publicly published the details online in a couple of places, such as the comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware NewsGroup and our related Facebook Group, so you are free to copy or adapt the designs to your needs, using them as templates.

    Caveat: No commercial seller may charge excessively for any derivative product, nor without public acknowledgement of the freely obtained information, from the detailed connectivity donated to the community at large as a public service.

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    At present (20th July 2020 10:15) I only have supplies to make up 5 of each Male connector socket Type. After that, lead times may become unacceptably long, due to resupply delivery times and prior project work demands.
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    awesome!!! I love you for this! My Model 30 soooo badly needs this and I am a total idiot if it comes to soldering and stuff and I guessed that lovely machine was unusable now.

    Declaring interest in 1x 40 Pin adapter
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    These indeed are very nice. Even if my PS/2 systems all have working floppies today there may come times when these will be needed. Besides, would love to test Gotek in some of my PS/2 systems!

    So, declaring interest in 1 x 40-pin and 1 x 34-pin adapter - thanks.

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    Thanks for providing these!

    Declaring interest in one 40-pin adapter, I assume this is what a model 65SX needs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMaximus View Post
    Thanks for providing these!

    Declaring interest in one 40-pin adapter, I assume this is what a model 65SX needs?
    Hi, yes, I believe the 65SX uses 40-way either card-edge or male 40-pin FDDs, but please do check. If the former it's simple enough to crimp onto the planar cable a couple of 40-pin Female IDC plugs, provided you leave enough space between the new plug and the old card-edge socket for the latter to bend back clear enough for the female plug to fully engage in an actual pin-type FDD. The adapter cable will make this easy, but better to cater to all possibilities. Be careful of the key orientation before crimping up (it should face down).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fratzengeballer View Post
    awesome!!! I love you for this! My Model 30 soooo badly needs this and I am a total idiot if it comes to soldering and stuff and I guessed that lovely machine was unusable now.

    Declaring interest in 1x 40 Pin adapter
    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikukos View Post
    These indeed are very nice. Even if my PS/2 systems all have working floppies today there may come times when these will be needed. Besides, would love to test Gotek in some of my PS/2 systems!

    So, declaring interest in 1 x 40-pin and 1 x 34-pin adapter - thanks.
    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMaximus View Post
    Declaring interest in one 40-pin adapter
    PM sent.

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    Payment sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikukos View Post
    Payment sent.
    And received, PM replied to with additional tracking question.

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    Payment sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fratzengeballer View Post
    Payment sent.
    And received, with thanks.

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