On 16-May-99, jpero(a)pop.cgocable.net wrote:
> I got the (assumed) GRiDCASE 1520 doing something today!
> In fact, it's running an Apple ][ emulator right now. :)
> The hard drive was totally hosed. Seized. Dead.
HD that calls itself JVC that trails 26pin after it is
dead on the
road nearly virtually always! Hated them. Many machines are
banging around in trashcans that had this dead HD. That was years
before I came across this CC list. :-( Dead JVC 26 ususally spun
freely but doesn't want to do anything or trease you with bit of
Well this dead one doesn't spin at all, and I haven't been able to grab
onto the spindle to see if I can force it to spin.
The other drive, from the Toshiba, is still living in the GRiDCase 1520
because the machine seems to require the presence of a hard drive in
order to work, and I've been using the machine a lot.
> I figured they'd be the same drive, but
methinks I was wrong. With
> the Toshiba's drive in place, the GRiD now powers up the drive at
> the appropriate time, and I guess the drive passes whatever test it
> needs to pass, and then the GRiD is able to boot from floppy. But
> I haven't been able to access the HD yet. It just makes unpleasant
> noises when I try.
Needs to LLF it and put s/w on. That nasty noises you
heard is GRiD
franically trying to boot it up but s/w is not in right places!
OK, but how do I low-level format it? I'm not an MS-DOSer by nature,
but I tried FDISK and it just beeps and says "Error reading fixed disk".
I'm wondering if it requires the CMOS to be set for the HD type first,
but it doesn't want to accept that info, so maybe I need to replace the