From: Larry Anderson (foxnhare_at_bigvalley.net)
Date: 2003-02-13 03:03:32
Progressivly getting better... My first thought is to use a cleaning diskette on it (or open it and clean the head manually)/ Nice thing about the 2031 LP is it's almost a 1541 long boeard drive. Larry > bruce phipps wrote: > > > Hi All, > > I've recently had the good fortune to get hold of a 2031LP drive. Not > been used in a long time so no guarantee it worked. I was told it > would read 4040 disks, though when I tried to catalog, I got nothing > on-screen and the drive LED just flashed continuously, so I thought it > must be faulty, even though the disk was spinning. After trying a > catalog several more times, I got half the directory, then eventually > all of it, but it wouldn't load any program. Several re-tries later, I > finally got a program to load. It now loads every time, though still > seems to have trouble with REL & SEQ files, now & then. Is this > just dust build-up or something else? > > I wondered with the mechanism being belt-driven, how long the band > lasts? (before it stretches and starts affecting the disk speed??) > > I also want to try formatting a disk, but can't remember what the PET > commands are - anyone give me a clue?! Also, what did the CONCAT > command do? > > Thanks > Bruce > > -- 01000011 01001111 01001101 01001101 01001111 01000100 01001111 01010010 01000101 Larry Anderson - Sysop of Silicon Realms BBS (209) 754-1363 300-14.4k bps Set your 8-bit C= rigs to sail for http://www.portcommodore.com/ 01000011 01001111 01001101 01010000 01010101 01010100 01000101 01010010 01010011 Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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