[Coco] A couple of questions

Robert Emery theother_bob at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 4 10:09:42 EDT 2005

> Finally I got a 502 floppy and controller in an Ebay auction
> and I can't access the drive. Before anyone starts someone was
> selling their coco3 gear and the description mentioned that the
> drive didn't work. I wanted the monitor!! I'm wondering if
> there's a way to tell if the problem is with the controller or
> drive and how I can tell.
> In any case ard either of them worth fixing. If so where?
> Frank

Need more info Frank...
Does the CoCo report Disk Basic when you power it up with the controller
inserted? Does the drive spin or light up? Do you have a meter to test the
drive's power supply? The controller is the important thing to get working, and
definitely worth it. 


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