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OldComputerGuy 
New Amiga Owner Searching for Floppy LED
Posted on 24-Aug-2020 19:48:00
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Hey all. I am new to the Amiga having recently acquired a 1000 in restoration condition. It was in functional condition and so I decided to purchase it as a restoration project (my primary experience is with restoring older Apple systems).

The only issue I was able to find was the floppy LED failing to illuminate. Pulling the front cover off revealed why...one of the legs was broken off. There was a very tiny part of the leg exposed from the LED housing but, due to the heat shrink tubing, I can't get any solder to stick to it (despite copious amounts of flux).

So, I am in search of either the entire cable, just the LED, or the specs of the LED so I can buy one from a parts supplier.

Can anyone assist?

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Hypex 
Re: New Amiga Owner Searching for Floppy LED
Posted on 25-Aug-2020 18:54:04
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@OldComputerGuy

You should be able to find one in a local or online electronics shop. LEDs are fairly common still I would think. But I don't know if that shape would still be available.

Last edited by Hypex on 28-Aug-2020 at 06:19 PM.

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Rose 
Re: New Amiga Owner Searching for Floppy LED
Posted on 25-Aug-2020 19:05:50
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@Hypex

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LEDs are fairly common still I woukd think. But I don't know if that shape would still be available.


Correct size is 6.5mm x 2.5 mm and it's royal pain to find nowdays.

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OldComputerGuy 
Re: New Amiga Owner Searching for Floppy LED
Posted on 25-Aug-2020 23:20:55
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@Rose

Thank you for the size information Rose. I will see what I can do to locate one.

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scuzz 
Re: New Amiga Owner Searching for Floppy LED
Posted on 3-Sep-2020 21:51:49
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@OldComputerGuy

Probably of no help but I watched a video recently where a guy was unable to find the old LED lights so be basically stuck new same colour LEDs to the side of the existing and they somehow illuminated the original LED.

If the LED is the same as on the A1000 external floppy drive it may help widen your search.

https://www.scuzzscink.com/amiga/scuzzblog_december19_1/car_sbd_071219_43.jpg

Otherwise no help sadly.

scuzz



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OldComputerGuy 
Re: New Amiga Owner Searching for Floppy LED
Posted on 14-Sep-2020 16:56:00
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@scuzz

Thanks for the suggestion. I think that might be a good way to hunt one down. I am also going to consider other, older computer systems which may have used the same LED. I am not sure if there are any but can't hurt to look.

On another note I purchased a GoTek drive for it so it may render this search moot. Haven't have time to install it as I am waiting for my RGB to VGA adapter to arrive.

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