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Old 01-24-2012, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default Floppy drive click

I have an Amiga 4000. The floppy drive is always clicking as if the system is
checking it or something. The drive works OK. Is there any way to stop this?
Putting a floppy into it stops it for a while but then the whole disk gets read or looked at without prompt.
Help!
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Floppy drive click

Don't worry it's a known issue.
Download AntiClick or NoClick from Aminet and run it in Startup-Sequence
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Floppy drive click

For me the only no-click utility that works is the one built in MCP. I don't know why but it was like this with my old Commodore A1200, with my new Escom A1200 and with my A4000T.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: Floppy drive click

I use NoClick from AmiNet (another post of mine on this subject has the link.) Put it in WBStartup, end of click. I've used it on pretty much all of my Amigas going way back, though ISTR on my systems lacking a WBStartup drawer I put it in S:startup-sequence.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: Floppy drive click

Nothing wrong with a bit of floppy clicking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUUunL6vMbY
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:20 AM   #6
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Thanks, I will do it
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:30 AM   #7
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Here is my version of NoClick...

http://www.heywheel.com/matthey/Amiga/NoClick.lha

It's 176 bytes, system friendly (no hacks) and runs from icon (WBStartup) or shell. Won't work with AmigaOS 1.x and maybe early versions of 2.x. Includes assembler source code.

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:36 AM   #8
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There are small utilities that *produce* such a click. Specifically designed for AmigaONE-users, who don't have floppydrives...

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:38 AM   #9
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Am I the only person who likes the drive click?
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:20 AM   #10
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Am I the only person who likes the drive click?
Nope
I like it, too. It reassures me that everything is working right.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:36 AM   #11
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Am I the only person who likes the drive click?
Nope, it's to great help when working with the Amiga hardware.

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Old 01-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #12
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There are small utilities that *produce* such a click. Specifically designed for AmigaONE-users, who don't have floppydrives...

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I attached a buzzer to to my minimig on pin 5 and 6 to get simulated floppy sound as the excellent firmware supports that.

It turned out to be too loud, so now I have covered the hole on the buzzer with electrical tape to reduce the noise
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #13
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We need a USB thumb drive that's sole purpose is to make the "floppy clicking noise" for those of us that miss it!
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