[Coco] A couple of questions

Frank Pittel fwp at deepthought.com
Sat Jun 4 10:46:24 EDT 2005

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 07:09:42AM -0700, Robert Emery wrote:
> > 
> > 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. 

The coco boots the same with or without the controller plugged in. No sign of disk
basic. Do I need to have the drives attached to the controller to boot into
disk basic? I don't remember seeing any lights on the drives but I didn't look to
close. I'll check the power supply when I get home.


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