Question about interpreting a 8050 disk drive error light pattern

From: B. Degnan (
Date: 2006-06-30 04:18:21

Hi -

I am working on an 8050 disk drive.  When I power it on, (usually) both 
drives spin briefly.  Rather than the normal green-red-green flash pattern 
to indicate a healthy drive; the diskette lights "freeze" red and the 
center light "freezes" green.  After a three or so seconds the drive 0 
light starts to blink slowly.  The drive 1 light stays solid red, the 
center light remains solid green.  Any ideas?  I am looking into it on this 
end, but I thought I'd ask here too.

The drive is the type with the flip doors, not the normal press and lock 

Bill D

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