Re: 2031 disk drive

From: Larry Anderson (
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.


> 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

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