How to Use Floppy Emu On Lisa 2?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by aust7859, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. aust7859 macrumors newbie

    aust7859

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    I purchased a floppy Emu, so I could use it on my Lisa 2. My Lisa connects the floppy cable to the Lisa Lite card. So, I tried to connect the floppy Emu were the 400k drive attaches, but I can't get it to read anything. I would be greatful if someone can tell me how to hook it up properly.
     
  2. mikemike690 macrumors regular

    mikemike690

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    Hi, have you flashed the correct firmware for the Macintosh and Lisa? I know with my 2/10 I just connect the floppy emu to the male 400k drive cable and it works great.
     
  3. aust7859 thread starter macrumors newbie

    aust7859

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    I thought it already came with the firmware for the Lisa. I installed the firmware for the Macintosh. Do I need to remove that? Can you post a photo of how you have it connected? Also, is your Lisa the type with the early mouse connector, and Lisa Lite card? On my Lisa, the Floppy cable is not the same size as the one on the Floppy Emu. The larger cable goes through the Lisa Lite card. Then the floppy cable runs from there to the floppy drive. The only way to connect the Floppy Emu is by running it directly off of the Lisa lite card.
     
  4. mikemike690, Jul 13, 2017
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    mikemike690 macrumors regular

    mikemike690

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    I can't post a photo of how its connected sorry, I've actually misplaced the Floppy Emu. But yes my Lisa is a 2/10 which doesn't have a Lisa Lite card but it should still work, also my Lisa does not have the early mouse connector it has the standard 128k - Plus serial mouse connector. I would definitely connect the Floppy Emu to the output of the Lisa Lite card and NOT the input, otherwise you might damage the unit.

    Have you tried testing the Floppy Emu on another device such as a Mac? Could it be the disk images that you're using? If you've check all of these I'd then contact Steve at Bigmessowires.

    EDIT - I connect mine to the grey cable pictured below, this is the cable that plugs into the 400k floppy drive
    http://imgur.com/a/cMSgj
     

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