Thanks to everyone for the suggestions, etc. I've just tried chip-swapping most of the pluggable ICs - one at a time - with a board I've got for an 8250 (regular, not LP). Unfortunately, most of what I assume are version numbers are different, so how accurate a test this is I've not been able to determine. Anyway, the end result is zilch: The drive still reports "Zero Page" on powerup, regardless of whether it's connected to anything or not. It may be time to get the oscilloscope out & have a poke around looking for dodgy logical highs/lows where there should be waveforms, etc., does anyone have any suggestions as to what chips/pins I should be paying particular attention to, and what patterns I should see? I ask because I'm very much at the bottom of the learning curve regarding that kind of electronics. Also, there are several "unique" chips on this 8250LP (i.e. which don't appear on the straight 8250). These are marked: 251166-01 (UV erasable eprom) 251165-01 (UV erasable eprom) 251167-01 (EEPROM? No UV window, but similar package to above two) There's also one on the 6530 daughterboard marked 251474-01B (also EEPROM?). Does anyone know what these are, and whether a failure in one of those might cause the zero page fault? Thanks again! -- Cheers, Ade. Be where it's at, B-Racing! http://b-racing.co.uk --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.314 / Virus Database: 175 - Release Date: 11/01/2002 Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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