From: Bryan Pope (bpope_at_wordstock.com)
Date: 2006-12-29 23:17:48
And thusly were the wise words spake by Andrew Wiskow > > Thanks for everyone's help with my VIC-1541 problem... > :) > > I recently aquired an SFD-1001 drive, but I'm having > problems with *it* now (not my lucky month with disk > drives, I guess!)... > > The drive arrived with an SFD formatted disk in it. I > loaded the directory on that disk, and it listed fine. > I loaded and ran a couple programs on that disk, and > those worked fine. However, when I tried to format > one of my fresh 96TPI disks, the drive light lit for > about 30 seconds, then the computer returned to a > ready prompt, and the error light on the drive was > lit. Reading the error channel produced the > following: 20,READ ERROR,00,00,0 > > I tried a couple other 96TPI disks with the same > result. I also tried a 48TPI disk, still with the > same result. I tried it connected to both a 64c and > an old C-64. I'm using the IEEE Flash! 64 interface > by Skyles Electric Works, and I had the white wire > clipped onto the appropriate locations on both > computers. On both computers, I had the same problem. > Andrew, My first thought, to rule out the IEEE interface - do you have a PET or another (working) IEEE drive? Then either hook the PET up to the SFD or the other drive to the C64 to see if you get the same problem. Cheers, Bryan > I opened the drive and cleaned the heads, but still > had the same problem. > > The last thing I tried was writing a file to the disk > that was included with the drive. But when I did > that, I got a read error, and now that disk is > corrupt! I can't even load the directory off it > anymore. > > Has anyone experienced this sort of problem before? > Is there anything I can do to fix it? > > Also, on the topic of the IEEE interface, I have a > seperate question... The interface has four switches > on it, and the documentation I have states that these > switches do the following: > > Switch 1: Turns interface on/off > Switch 2: Sets device #8 to IEEE or serial > Switch 3: Sets device #9 & 10 to IEEE or serial > Switch 4: Sets device #4 to IEEE or serial > > The documentation also states that device 11 is ALWAYS > serial, and device 12 through 30 are ALWAYS IEEE. Is > there any way around this limitation? I only want one > device to be IEEE and the rest to be serial. > > Also, the interface seems to override JiffyDOS in my > 64c. Is there any way around this, to have JiffyDOS > and the IEEE interface both work at the same time? > > -Andrew > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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