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Accurite Floppy Drive 1.44 with Passportcard and HP 200LX

saif Page Icon Posted 2022-01-03 7:29 AM
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Hi everyone, I have a working pcmcia accurite floppy I fixed after going through few new and used ones on ebay. Ended up fixing the old used ones replacing the belts and fixing a broken head mechanism. The issue is my palmtop 200lx is doublespeed and I found that the stock driver by accurite does not support it. It works on another unmodded hp 200lx but I mainly use the 4MB/doublespeed one. Been trying to find this updated driver which they sent to customers by email apparently without any luck. I searched the internet and this company is offline since 2017. I have tried to contact them with no luck. If anyone hs the updated driver it would be such a great help. The hp200lx super page does not have it too. I appreciate any help!
Happy New Year!
Here is a post by someone named John describing how he got the driver via email, it's dated 1999 so yeah John never replied to my emails.

http://www.verycomputer.com/25_1e1b1a46ca220f8a_1.htm

Saif

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Jake Page Icon Posted 2022-01-03 7:32 PM
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What an interesting project and congratulations on the success so far, albeit with a stock 200LX.

Have you tried here:

http://lists.hp200lx.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/hplx

If you join, then post by email, you may get the needed response from those veterans.

Welcome here,
Jake
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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-02-24 1:53 AM
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I think I have the driver here.

Send me a PM and I will get it to you!,

Cheers,
Radiance
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-02-24 9:36 AM
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I am happy to put it in the download centre if you want it back in the public domain.
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radiance32 Page Icon Posted 2022-02-24 8:14 PM
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Ok,

Here is a link to the archive, it contains both the drivers for DOS and the drivers for Windows:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R8cRE9TPn64Ax7dV3eOHOlQEtGkrVO1C/vi...

It's a zip file containing both DOS and windows archives and it's hosted/shared from my google drive...

Cheers,
Radiance
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-02-25 9:22 AM
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hipacky Page Icon Posted 2022-06-01 12:09 AM
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Would any pcmcia floppy drive work with the 200LX? Or how to know which ones do?
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michelbel Page Icon Posted 2022-06-01 3:31 PM
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Uhm, definitely a no. However:

It might if:

- You write your own driver (based on low level stepping etc...) - as accurite did for their floppy drive, while setting the clock right for single vs double speed LX's.

- power the floppy externally.


Michel

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hipacky Page Icon Posted 2022-06-01 7:47 PM
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michelbel - 2022-06-01 11:31 AM

Uhm, definitely a no. However:

It might if:

- You write your own driver (based on low level stepping etc...) - as accurite did for their floppy drive, while setting the clock right for single vs double speed LX's.

- power the floppy externally.


Michel


Thanks! You’re my LX guru! I never been so interested in these machines as I am lately!
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