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First day here and loving it. bought a //e cheap. the owner did not want it. i attempted to load disk it failed so i tried cassette load and it attempts to load 3.3 dos up to 19 sec then errors out. I am using asciiexpress files. it error out to the astric sign and I believe it dumped me into assembler. I am wondering if there may be a chip on the MB that got fried. I have tried to load with and without FD i/o board and same thing happens. tried to figure it out thru schematics but to no avail. I have tried to load other things like apple presents and it does the same thing. anthony

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update, ok found audio was not loud enough with phone, with laptop, it loads up to the insta-disk formatting screen then gives me a disk error after drive vibrates and says disk error, bad floppy ???

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So, where are we at and what isn't working?

 

Not sure what an asciiexpress file is..?

Edited by Keatah

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Hello,thanks for the reply.

so at this point I am getting a disk error form the floppy drive just before the format routine. so I am not sure if its a floppy issue or a drive issue. floppies will be here thursday.

Asciiexpress.net they have audio files in wav format to load thru the cassette port of the //e

the floppy drive is a 19 pin unit with an I/O board 655-0101-B

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Exactly what disk error?

 

And keep in mind you may need to clean the drive's head AND the disk's surface depending on the age of the disk itself.

Edited by Keatah

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And keep in mind you may need to clean the drive's head AND the disk's surface depending on the age of the disk itself.

AND the disk needs to be double density, not high density.

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