[Coco] A couple of questions

Mark Marlette mark at cloud9tech.com
Sat Jun 4 11:05:14 EDT 2005

At 09:46 AM 6/4/2005, you wrote:


All you have to do is plug the controller in to the side of the coco. No 
drives are need to see the DECB boot banner.

Sounds like you have a blown controller. I repair these flat rate labor of 
$20 plus parts.


>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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