On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 5:33 AM Gary Sparkes via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
It... seems to be working reliably again now.
I'd still be interested in finding a spare/compatible, even if it's a bare
drive without the card edge connector, but somehow now that i've been
prodding it and doing absolutely nothing different other than booting off
it a few times, it seems to be operating just fine under DOS 5
On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 5:15 AM Gary Sparkes <mokuba at gmail.com> wrote:
Hey all, i'm having a fair amount of trouble
with my PS/2's floppy
drive... wanted to back up my BBS and none of the disks i put in would
Oddly though, it WILL boot a disk that's inserted on power-on.
I hear it try and hit the disk a few times while in dos repeatedly before
failing with the R/A/F options ... and format tries to read it, then goes
attempts to format it, and can't find sector 0 .....
I'm really confused about those symptoms since it boots the only bootable
disk I had on hand - ironically spinrite 6 (I'm aware of how useful it
is...) - so i'm looking at replacing it ... or figuring out what's wrong
with it that it can boot a disk just fine, but not use one while in DOS ?
.... and by wiggling the floppy a bit I just got it to format a disk
in the ... drive, and now it's making the
noise it did before and
Perhaps the disk just isn't catching fully?
Gary G. Sparkes Jr.
It could be that you need to "grease the skids". I'd try a cleaning
re-grease moving parts (although there are less because they don't auto
eject like a MAC of the era. Observe the operation of the drive with the
I have to check but I think there is a "regular" 3.5 to PS/2 drive adapter
around, someone selling one? IIRC the PS/2's need a power line (or two)
merged into pin X (?). It may be worth it to investigate the possibility
of buying or making an adapter as these PS/2 drives are becoming hard to