August 30, 2005
This is where we left off in the last update.
Alan decided he would like a different look
for the controller half of the FD 2000.
The first plan was to not use the CMD decal
at all. Just make small holes for the momentary
switch and LEDs.
We would then use decal
lettering to label the face plate.
That grew into using replacement switches
and LEDs, as seen in the lower right.
A closeup of the practice lettering. It was not done with the greatest care and better alignment would have been done on the real take.
It was all too homemade looking and decided to go back to the CMD decal.
So, it's back to mounting the PCB for the FD 2000.
I cut and folded flat, two tabs for the mounting screws.
That completes the 3.5 bays.
A shot of the face. At this
point it is assembled and tested.
The next step is to locate the remaining pieces.
The PCB for the 1571;
the mechs for the 1571 and 1541 II, and it's PCB;
and the CMD HD PCB and drive.
Here you see the placement of the 1571 PCB
next to the motherboard. It was the hardest to
locate because of it's size.
A view from the front. This shot is from
the early stages of planning and it will
change slightly. The FD 2000 PCB is not
yet mounted, neither is the face plate.
A shot of the layout from the inside.
The PCB for the CMD HD and the
CDROM will be swapped in the final
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