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Bad read-only floppy drive

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#1 ralphb OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue May 16, 2017 8:24 AM

I have a slim floppy drive (with standard TI controller) that can read disks alright, but I can't initialize or write to it (but could in the past).  In DM2, I get error >41 when trying to write the first byte during initialization.


Does anyone have any suggestions what might cause this behavior?  My first guess was the write-protect detection mechanism, but there isn't anything wrong that I can see.


#2 ralphb OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue May 16, 2017 12:15 PM

Actually, I do think it may be the write protection mechanism after all, and two of my drives are affected.  I guess I'll try to replace LED and/or sensor ...

#3 Flottmann1 OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 2:42 PM

Also have one with this effect, but it is a Full heigh Disk Drive in a Peb

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