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    Not trying to dredge up the drip feeding issue again.

    Ox: curious if your Maxim has a port for a floppy disk? Ours does, but doesn't seem to work. Wondering if this is somehow physically there but not an unlocked option or something.

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    Both.

    Not used the serial port yet, but doo use the floppy.


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    I'm actually trying to save a program from machine to floppy, but pressing save and then TO only yields STORE, PUNCH, LINE, PRINTER options. Yours gives you a DISK DEVICE option, I take it?

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    Yeah, I think so.

    But you have the physical drive on board?

    I'll go boot it up to check, and report back if any different.



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    Yeah I can put a floppy in and everything, but go to save/load/transfer a program and it doesn't give me a disk device option.

    All the NC machines are connected to a DNC. Gotta figure if I can't get the floppy to take there's some way to transfer a program back to one of the host computers.

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    I had some Cinci's back in 1998. We got them to communicate via some obscure comm program (it was named "CNCFiler". IIRC, we had to set one side to 7 data bits, and the other to 8 to get it to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beege View Post
    I had some Cinci's back in 1998. We got them to communicate via some obscure comm program (it was named "CNCFiler". IIRC, we had to set one side to 7 data bits, and the other to 8 to get it to work.
    ...I could see something like that turning into a major time suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beege View Post
    I had some Cinci's back in 1998. We got them to communicate via some obscure comm program (it was named "CNCFiler". IIRC, we had to set one side to 7 data bits, and the other to 8 to get it to work.
    850 and 850SX are like that, I have one of each.

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    Your screen should look like this after clicking:

    "PGM Management" hard key

    "Load" soft key

    Then you would just click "Diskette"
    Then it would pull up a menu from your disk.

    You don't have a "diskette" button?






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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgin View Post
    I'm actually trying to save a program from machine to floppy, but pressing save and then TO only yields STORE, PUNCH, LINE, PRINTER options. Yours gives you a DISK DEVICE option, I take it?

    Yes:

    "Diskette" should be between STORE and PUNCH.


    Since the unit is physically there, it must have been able to be used at some point... (???)

    I wonder if it is possible that it got turned off somewhere along the lines somehow?

    Maybe you should call Cinci / Fives and see what they say about it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Your screen should look like this after clicking:

    "PGM Management" hard key

    "Load" soft key

    Then you would just click "Diskette"
    Then it would pull up a menu from your disk.

    You don't have a "diskette" button?






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    Sure don't.

    Actually, I just got some clarification from the man who was foreman when that machine was installed new. The drive is in the machine, but the company decided that the $400 price tag from Cinci to actually be able to use it was a little steep. There we have it.

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    Well, maybe it's still a $400 option, and worth turning on - if only to replace with a mem stick unit?


    $14K to turn on Drip Feed, $400 for the floppy drive. Go figger ...




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    That $400 may have been the option price when new?
    Last I inquired, Cincinnati/siemens had a minimum charge of about $10K to supply a new exec file, regardless of the options desired to be put in it. And they don't even blink when they say it.

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    I would still check with Cinci themselves, not just Siemens.


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