10648Re: [midatlanticretro] Commodore 1541 & 1571 drive repair
- Dec 2, 2008Jeffrey Brace wrote:
> I have two 1541 and one 1571 drives that have some problems. AnyJeffrey,
> chance I could get one of you C64 hardware gurus to take a look at
> them ? And I have already eliminated dirty drive heads as the
> problem. I believe that somehow they were damaged when I connected
> them to my PC via an XE/XA 1541 connected to my PC's parallel port. I
> have one good drive left, but it would be nice to repair the others to
> have backups. The damages drives will get a "drive not ready error"
> message. And I don't believe it is a misaligned head because Validate
> and Initialize doesn't work.
Does it also return the "Drive not ready" error when you try to
format or New a diskette? ie
OPEN 15,8,15: PRINT #15, "N0:name,id": CLOSE 15
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* B Degnan <mailto:billdeg@...>
> *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org
> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 02, 2008 8:03 AM
> *Subject:* [midatlanticretro] PET IEEE Testing / Repair
> Yes. I (and I believe Bryan) will bring IEEE/PET stuff for repairs.
> This is our specialty, although I prefer not to have to reset the PET
> monitor CPU "cup" connector by hand if possible :-)
> I will bring a working system plus all of the diagnostic tools I use
> when working on these systems. Jim Scheef is already bringing a
> carload of PETs and drives, so one more wont matter!
> Please vacuum out the innards / dust of what you bring, if you can,
> before you come.
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