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Half-Saint
May 5th, 2016, 06:17 AM
In my XT the floppy controller is on the I/O card and it's using an edge connector. How do I go about making my own cable? I have lots of normal floppy cables lying around so I can cannibalise one. The floppy controller is a UM8272A.

Stone
May 5th, 2016, 06:21 AM
Just remove one of the edge connectors from a surplus cable and clamp it on the cable you want to use for the controller next to or in place of the 34 pin IDC connector. Be sure to observe the polarity -- keep the key on the seme site of the cable as the other connectors.

Half-Saint
May 18th, 2016, 01:36 AM
I did as instructed and the cable works. Thanks :-)