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by Robber1956
Fri May 23, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

Hi Alan, here is some more info: the keys are just a bit sticky because the foam rubber strip that the keys rest on is starting to go bad. I would like to replace that. I had the same problem for years. So last year or so I decided to do something about it. I went to a litttle shop downtown where th...
by Robber1956
Wed May 21, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

Hello FZ1,-10 and -20 users, FYI, about loading 2 megs into the FZ through HxC Floppy Emulator. 1 meg is simple but for 2 meg you need 2 "floppies". The FZ asks for 'next disk?' You have to remember that you have to use the HxC as an ordinary FZ floppy drive. So this is how I do it: Put 2 empty disk...
by Robber1956
Wed May 21, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

Hi Morten, if I hadn't bought those spare parts from you for the FZ1, I never would have come this far ;) . I am still very happy with the FZ1's new display and panel, it's HxC Floppy Emulator from Lotharek (everybody with a FZ sampler needs one) and this wonderful port cable I could make thanks to ...
by Robber1956
Tue May 20, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

I found that picture again of Jeff McClintock's FZ-Dump Cable Box: http://web.archive.org/web/20091022140547/http://geocities.com/sirmidi/fzsample.html and some links still work though downloading samples and tools might not be possible anymore: http://web.archive.org/web/20091022133715/http://geoci...
by Robber1956
Tue May 20, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

Allright! It's working flawlessly in both directions. No smoke coming out of the samplers. Thanx a zillion Graham. Yesterday I was already looking at the Casio_Data_Structure pdf file by T. Sasaki and the NEC uPD7055 datasheet but it would take me years to figure out how to make a FZ to FZ port cabl...
by Robber1956
Sat May 17, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

Still looking for that Special Casio Serial Port Cable.
Anybody any ideas? Is it an active or a passive cable?
by Robber1956
Thu May 15, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

To transfer samples from one FZ to another, you need a specially wired parallel port cable, unique to the FZ. It was sold by Casio as an accessory for the FZ. So, is there a way to DIY? Has anybody got a wiring scheme? ....hours later: Went to the Yahoo FZ group, made an account but still nothing. ...
by Robber1956
Thu May 15, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

Yes but that's doing it the easy and sensible way. :roll: You're not a true FZ-1 collector if you don't go to all the trouble of trying to find an old 486 DOS PC and make up an antiquated modified parallel port cable to transfer samples to an ancient machine that can only hold 2MB of samples (when ...
by Robber1956
Wed May 14, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 127
Views: 211931

Re: Casio FZ1

Here are a few more Casio FZ-1 disks - Livewire. Only 6 disks, but that's all I've gotten ahold of.... http://www.mediafire.com/download/j96sooichf9odb9/Casio_FZ-1_Livewire_6_Disks.zip I'm working on getting every FZ-1 disk I have (my collection keeps growing) dumped to the computer. As of now I ha...