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?