I picked up four craigslist 1050's in the past year and have had another 1050 for 25 years (pretty sure it's USD). Not like I was looking for them. They came with computers. I want to determine the upgrades in them without opening them up if possible. Is there a good way? The inner shield under the drive mech is a bit of a pain to remove iirc. Any help is appreciated.
Photo below. The drive I've had since '94 beeps high pitch when using Spartdos X/U1MB. When turning on the four newer drives, they all make the 'stock' slow head seek sound.
I have never used Happy drives but I think they made a program to detect them.
Also is there a rom for the 1050 diagnostic cart available? Would like to check RPMs and head alignment on them with Atari factory disks.
I guess booting a DD disk is a start but doesn't specify what's in there.
Edited by Sugarland, Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:40 PM.