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    I have an '06 TL-2. I can save programs to the usb but when I go to retrieve them or want to look at the directory I get a flashing red light and 213 shows up on the screen. Alarm 213 doesn't look like it would have anything to do with this issue. This machine did have the 3.5 floppy before I switched to the usb. Both of them did the same thing. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    When you changed from floppy to the USB drive, did you notice any issues with the connector or cable? It might be worth opening up the enclosure again and checking the electrical path for signs of damaged wire or bent pins.

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    Not sure about newer ones, but my haas retrofit uses a usb hub extender. If I pull of the end cap and pull out the stuffed in wires its along with them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    When you changed from floppy to the USB drive, did you notice any issues with the connector or cable? It might be worth opening up the enclosure again and checking the electrical path for signs of damaged wire or bent pins.
    It was doing the same thing before I switched out the floppy. I thought it may have been the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker View Post
    It was doing the same thing before I switched out the floppy. I thought it may have been the problem.

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    Sure, but there might have been existing damage past the floppy or USB box. There will be cables going from there further towards the controller, it might be an issue on that path.

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    I had this issue a while back and it turned out the USB reader didn’t like the newer USB sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-coder05 View Post
    I had this issue a while back and it turned out the USB reader didn’t like the newer USB sticks
    Yeah, there's utilities to format larger thumb drives as "1.44" floppy analogs. But I think the issue was present when it was still an actual floppy drive, so that's not the problem now.

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    I think I may have traced the issue to a broken wire in the ribbon cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker View Post
    I think I may have traced the issue to a broken wire in the ribbon cable.
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    Good - any sign of pinch damage, how'd you find it?

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    OT, but speaking of floppys, I ran a Charmilles that would only read the 744(?) kb ones. Fun finding those! I think we ended up cheating it somehow by taping the little notch, but it's a bit foggy.

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    Old 3.5" disks - 720k one side, 1.44M double side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theperfessor View Post
    Old 3.5" disks - 720k one side, 1.44M double side.
    My last machine had a very rare drive, it required 3-sided disks of 2.16Mb capacity. Those were a right pain in the arse to find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    Good - any sign of pinch damage, how'd you find it?
    I had one of the boards replaced a couple of years ago and it so happens to be the board that the ribbon cable plugs into. I unplugged it and using an OHM meter and some long jumpers found one of the wires appears to be broken. I have a new cable on order.

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    Sounds good - are you using the old cable to draw the new one through?

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    OT, but speaking of floppys, I ran a Charmilles that would only read the 744(?) kb ones. Fun finding those! I think we ended up cheating it somehow by taping the little notch, but it's a bit foggy.
    Had the exact thing on my old Charmilles flusher type. OfficeMax was the only place that could get them way back then. Never thought about covering the notch. Why is it the simplest solutions are the ones unseen?!?

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