Data General NOVA 4/C help

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Sun Oct 18 12:24:46 CDT 2015

On 10/18/2015 11:48 AM, Henk Gooijen wrote:
> Thanks Rod,
> I feel stupid ... It would have been a simple check to see whether
> the floppy drive actually rotates the floppy [dumb, dumb, dumb].
> I did transport the disk drive very carefully ... The trip was not
> bumpy, and most of it was on a (smooth) highway.
> Keeping fingers crossed.
> Checking the drive belts is a good idea!  May have fallen off,
> I have seen that before on DEC drives (RX01, RX02). Whether the
> hard disk has a self test, I don't know (yet).
> I have the terminal connected that was used with the system,
> a Dasher D200. I am pretty sure that the connection is correct,
> but now I start having doubts.
> Floppy diskette still OK is the big question. Interesting system,
> I need to study the documentation!
> greetz,
> - Henk

On one of my two hard drives, there is a tendency for the belt to spin
off on startup, too.


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