[Color Computer] [Coco] Re: FD-502 controller problem

Paul T. Barton idezilla at yahoo.com
Sat May 20 01:01:37 EDT 2006

By any chance are you using a straight cable
(between the controller and the drives) or a PC-twisted one?
That would definetly be a no-no.


--- Steve Ostrom <smostrom at mn.rr.com> wrote:

> If all else fails, try cleaning the drives.  I found that a dirty drive 
> will cause a lot of really weird things.  If you don't have one, 5.25" 
> drive cleaners are available on eBay.  I've copied thousands of Coco 
> diskettes to my Cloud-9 hard drive, and every once in awhile I'll run 
> into an old diskette which has the media scaling off.  Often this disk 
> will sound raspy when spinning in the drive.  It often results in a 
> drive failure where doing a DSKINI will appear to work during the first 
> pass, but will fail in the verification second pass.  Cleaning the drive 
> will take care of this problem almost immediately.  Even if this isn't 
> your problem, having a drive cleaning diskette and cleaner fluid is 
> highly recommended.  Old diskettes do degrade.
> -- Steve --
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