Assuming the drive's device number has not been changed from eight, then the
correct command is LOAD "*", 8, 1
The drive should light up and start spinning. If it is misaligned, you
probably will get a "file not found" error. If the device number has been
changed to 9, 10, or 11, then you will get a "device not found" error. Try
the other numbers in place of 8 until you find the correct one. If the
cable is bad or not connected properly, you should get a "device not
I'm not sure how to advise you, if nothing happens and no error messages pop
PS: I've got all kinds of 1541's if you really want/need one.
From: classiccmp(a)u.washington.edu <classiccmp(a)u.washington.edu>
To: Cgregory <Cgregory>
Date: Sunday, February 01, 1998 2:15 AM
Subject: C-64c probs
>I was playing around with the C-64c I picked up last month... It came with
>a 1541 floppy...
>I think I have a problem:
>Turn on floppy
>turn on C-64c
>C-64c inits the drive (light blinks, then goes out)
>type LOAD "$",8
>nothing happens, no drive light, no response from the 64.
>What's going on here? Drive misalign? How do I realign? Bad drive? Bad
>Anyone have one or two extra 1541 floppy drives they want to sell?
The whole point is lists and newsgroups is that the majority are pertinent
and one shouldn't have to sort through the impertinent.
All of our email addresses are posted, if you want to have long discussions
as a group there's no reason you can't do it off line...
> From: Brett <danjo(a)xnet.com>
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: Are We Not Men? (& Women?)
> Date: Monday, January 26, 1998 6:05 AM
> I personally enjoyed reading the posts. I usually pick and choose
> anyway - something Sam could do as well.
I was playing around with the C-64c I picked up last month... It came with
a 1541 floppy...
I think I have a problem:
Turn on floppy
turn on C-64c
C-64c inits the drive (light blinks, then goes out)
type LOAD "$",8
nothing happens, no drive light, no response from the 64.
What's going on here? Drive misalign? How do I realign? Bad drive? Bad cable?
Anyone have one or two extra 1541 floppy drives they want to sell?