The drive does not move the head to read from the disk. The motor for spinning the disk works and spins the disk but the second motor that powers head movement does not work. I don't believe the motor is burned out. It is more like it is not being send power to get it moving.
Ideally I would like to replace it for a new working unit. Where can I find it???
Korg Canada, Korg USA and Korg Poland does not have it anymore and when I Google the model number no match is found.
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A disk-drive has several major components:
* the electronics circuit-board
* the power/data external connectors
* the motor that spins the disk-drive
* the read/write mechanism that moves above the recording surface
* the recording surfaces
No power means no "spin", and nothing happens.
Dead motor means no "spin", and nothing happens.
Dead electronics on the circuit-board means that nothing happens.
This I am afraid is going to be a real problem. The original 01WFD's were shipped with the single density (720Kb) floppy drives, not the easier to find 1.44Mb ones. You could try contacting Korg.
From experience I can tell you that while many of the drives have similar interfaces, the music companies often had drives that required special strapping in regards to the drive select. There are not many of the single density ones around anymore... you might find one in a computer recycler's archives.
Trying to use the common double density 1.44Mb disks in the Korg is NOT going to work either, and if you have tried this, that MAY be why you are having problems, and new floppy drive isn't going to fix the problem... The "artifacts" left by 1,44 formatting remain between the tracks when put into the Korg.
To get around this, you can try TAPING over the extra hole that 1.44 disks have AND most importantly magnetically DEGAUSS the disk and then reformat using the drive in the Korg.
This means that no "bootable" CD-ROM was loaded into the CD-drive, *AND* that the "bootable" files could *NOT* be read from the disk-drive.
> it show no hard-disk install
Well, it shows that either:
* no electrical power is reaching the disk-drive
* the electronics "underneath" the spinning-part of the disk-drive have failed
* the "spinning" part of the disk-drive is not spinning (dead motor?)
* the disk is spinning, but nothing can be read from the disk-drive.
Try connecting the disk-drive to another computer.
If it is detected, that's good.
If not, then your disk-drive has a BIG problem,
and replacing it (with or without exercising any "warranty'") is your only way to move forward.
My brother has a Korg X3 which the drive stopped working. It was the drive belt that disentegrated. This unit has a specific floppy drive that is very hard to find. I found a replacement belt for his and got it working. I had to buy 5 in a package to get it though. I have 4 extra ones if you would like to split the price with me on those. You might send me a email if you are interested. email@example.com.
I thought it would be a normal floppy drive since it looks like one.. no dice though. The replacement belt make m brother's unit good as new...
It's software that "imitates" a disk-drive (as far as the motherboard is concerned) but it reads/writes to/from -chips, instead of a "spinning" disk-drive. So, because there are no moving parts, it takes much less electrical power, and it's much faster, because there is no "waiting" for the disk to spin the required data under the read/write head.
I've seen S.S.D.'s over ten years ago, connected to IBM mainframe computers, precisely because they were much faster than the IBM disk-drives of a decade ago.
The computer program passes an instruction to the computer hardware to write a data file on a floppy disk, which is very similar to a single platter in a hard disk drive except that it is spinning much slower, with far less capacity and slower access time.
The computer hardware and the floppy-disk-drive controller start the motor in the diskette drive to spin the floppy disk.The disk has many concentric tracks on each side. Each track is divided into smaller segments called sectors, like slices of a pie.
A second motor, called a stepper motor, rotates a worm-gear shaft (a miniature version of the worm gear in a bench-top vise) in minute increments that match the spacing between tracks.The time it takes to get to the correct track is called "access time." This stepping action (partial revolutions) of the stepper motor moves the read/write heads like the jaws of a bench-top vise. The floppy-disk-drive electronics know how many steps the motor has to turn to move the read/write heads to the correct track.
The read/write heads stop at the track. The read head checks the prewritten addresson the formatted diskette to be sure it is using the correct side of the diskette and is at the proper track. This operation is very similar to the way a record player automatically goes to a certain groove on a vinyl record.
Before the data from the program is written to the diskette, an erase coil (on the same read/write head assembly) is energized to "clear" a wide, "clean slate" sector prior to writing the sector data with the write head. The erased sector is wider than the written sector -- this way, no signals from sectors in adjacent tracks will interfere with the sector in the track being written.
The energized write head puts data on the diskette by magnetizing minute, iron, bar-magnet particles embedded in the diskette surface, very similar to the technology used in the mag stripe on the back of a credit card. The magnetized particles have their north and south poles oriented in such a way that their pattern may be detected and read on a subsequent read operation.
The diskette stops spinning. The floppy disk drive waits for the next command.
On a typical floppy disk drive, the small indicator light stays on during all of the above operations.
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I am having a problem with my Korg X2 drive and I need to find a new one, a replacement. If you or someone knows where to find it please let me know. For your Korg Triton I recommend this site www.route66studios.com. They may have your drive.
try checking by changing the floppy, if cant read any of the floppies, there may a problem with the buy a new floppy drive, and you will be able to read from it ..
replacing is better than to repair ..