I’m upgrading my Arcade Cabinet with a FSA1WX mainboard, but before I’m putting it in, I’ve made some nice pictures of it.
I’m working on a new prototype to connect a PC Diskdrive on the existing 24 pin flatcable.
This will work on all Panasonic MSX2+ & Turbo-R machines.
The new V2 version, only has 2 connectors and can be directly plugged into a PC Drive.
This is how it looks like in a Panasonic FSA1ST
As this is just the prototype, it has a lot of wires, this will be replaced by a nice PCB.
Here’s a howto for making a NEC FD1231H (Manufacturing Date 2006) Diskdrive compatible with the MSX Turbo-R (and other models)
First cut the traces of Pin 2, Pin 12 & Pin 34
Setting the drive to DS0:
Solder a wire from pin 10 of the floppy connector to pin 19 of the FDN305 controller
Put Disk Change on pin 2 (Not necessary for some Philips Models)
Solder a wire from pin6 of the controller IC to the bottem solderpad of R1
Put READY on pin 34:
Solder a wire from the TP15 to Pin 34 of the connector