[Coco] A couple of questions
flexser at fiu.edu
Sat Jun 4 15:32:16 EDT 2005
Or maybe he bought a controller that has no ROM in it!
On Sat, 4 Jun 2005, Mark Marlette wrote:
> 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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