Re: Help with a 8050 drive

From: B. Degnan (
Date: 2007-05-14 02:54:06

At 09:20 PM 5/13/2007 +0000, you wrote:

>Could someone help me with a malfunctioning CBM 8050 disk drive?
>The drive won't HEADER a disk or perform a DIRECTORY command.  When these 
>commands are given, the drive appears to be functioning normally. You can 
>hear the heads moving as though the drive is working. But, when the 
>command is complete, nothing has changed. With the HEADER command, the 
>drive displays a "bad disk" error and that is all. The disk is not 
>headered. The DIRECTORY command does not list the directory.
>Any help to repair the drive and to find parts is greatly appreciated.
>Also, I am looking for someone in the United States and Canada who still 
>repairs Commodore PET hardware. Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

What kind of computer are you using to test?
Bill D

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