swtpc - success. c128D - bad drive.
- From the restoration files...
I had been working on restoring an SWTPc computer (see
http://www.swtpc.com/mholley/swtpc_6800.htm) since March. It's a
historically significant machine because it was one of the first
6800 processor machines that came ready to use, before the Altair
680 I think. Today I finally got bi-directional I/O from a terminal
and was able to save and display memory. The last piece of the
puzzle was to re-configure a Zenith cn-19 terminal to use 300 Baud.
For whatever reason my laptop XP terminal program AND a Windows 3.1
terminal do not work with the SWTPc computer. This caused many
hours of wasted diagnostic time, but hey..
On the downside I gave up on my Commodore 128D. This is the
computer I brought to the TCF for display, but ended up switching
with a regular C128. The 128D itself works fine, but the internal
drive does not. I even tried another drive but no dice. I am pretty
sure the problem is with the drives and not the drive controller. I
can use an external drive with no problem. I don't suppose anyone
has a working internal floppy for a C128D?
Anyone else involved in a restoration project?