From: B Degnan (billdeg_at_degnanco.com)
Date: 2007-05-14 15:37:00
Too bad - all of my 8050 diagnostics are made for the B series computers. Try these things, let me know: 1. You can try to format a disk in drive 0 or 1, see if either drive works. header "disknamehere", d0, i01 (assuming you have a disk in drive 0 of an 8050 drive). header "disknname", d1, i01 (for the left drive, drive 1) NOTE: the parameter i01 above assigns the identification name/number; “01” can be substituted for any two alpha characters. -"diskname" can be anything, but keep it simple like "8050-0" so you know in the future which drive this disk was formatted. The command: ?ds$ will tell you if the processor board of the disk drive is OK or not. The response you want will be something like: “73, cbm dos v. 2.x…” If your drive lights are blinking, use the user’s guide to diagnose the blink pattern for hardware problems. Carefully press tight and/or re-seat chips to strengthen IC connections to board. If you have never done this before, wait to try this. > > Hi Bill, > > I'm using a Commodore 8032. I was told that the 8050 was designed to work > with the 8032. > > Thanks, > > Mark > > > > >> Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 20:54:06 -0400> To: firstname.lastname@example.org> From: >> email@example.com> Subject: Re: Help with a 8050 drive> > At 09:20 PM >> 5/13/2007 +0000, you wrote:> > >Hello,> >> >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.> >> >Thanks!> >> >Mark> > > Mark,> What kind of >> computer are y! > ou using to test?> Bill D> > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers > mailing list > _________________________________________________________________ > Create the ultimate e-mail address book. Import your contacts to Windows > Live Hotmail. > www.windowslive-hotmail.com/learnmore/managemail2.html?locale=en-us&ocid=TXT_TAGLM_HMWL_reten_impcont_0507 > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > -END- Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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