Need an 8280 formatted 8" disk

From: Rob Clarke <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:54:06 +0100
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I'm desperately in need of a known good 8" floppy formatted on an 8280. 
After 18 months of occasional work, I now have my 8280 up and running, 
or at least I think I do. DOS board is up and running, the drives are 
refurbished and behaving, and I have a good power source. I can trace 
signals all the way from the FDC to the read/write heads and back again.

Nevertheless, using the 2 no-name 8" disks I have, the format fails with 
an error 21 on track 0, sector 1 every time. So, to track the fault down 
it would really help to have a good disk. Either I can post one of my 
disks to someone or, if you hace a spare 8" disk, I'd gladly compensate 
for that and time, postage etc...

Regards, Rob

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