Can anybody help me. I have been using my 1541 drive hooked up to
my PC and star commander to make copies of my old software into
disk images. My old drive seems to be working fine. I decide to dig
my old 64c and reassemble my system. I pluged everything in and all
was fine. I turned the whole system off and plugged in
my old Star printer (daisy chaining it to my disk drive. The system
hung when I turned it on so I turned the system off and unplugged my
When I tried again without the printer I get a device not present
error. I have tried
swapping 1541 drives (I have two and both still work fine with my pc),
I swapped the 64 itself to my very old original c64 but still no luck
was never connected to this 64?). Finally I swapede out serial
cables in case one was bad but no luck. I seem to
remember that there were open and close commands to the devices
but don't remember exactly. Could this be the problem? I know that
chaining the printer seems to have somehow effected the system but
know what to do.
Thanks for any help
On 30 Aug 2003 16:22:34 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve
>When I tried again without the printer I get a device not present
>error. I have tried swapping 1541 drives (I have two and both still
>work fine with my pc), also I swapped the 64 itself to my very old
>original c64 but still no luck (the printer was never connected to
> this 64?).
If the drives still work when connected to the PC with Star Commander
if is possible that the CIA's which talk to the disk drives are toast.
:( On your old 64 you can test this by swapping U1 and U2.
"Steve Stanley" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Can anybody help me. I have been using my 1541 drive hooked up to
> my PC and star commander to make copies of my old software into
> disk images. My old drive seems to be working fine. I decide to dig
> my old 64c and reassemble my system. I pluged everything in and all
> was fine. I turned the whole system off and plugged in
> my old Star printer (daisy chaining it to my disk drive. The system
> hung when I turned it on so I turned the system off and unplugged my
> When I tried again without the printer I get a device not present
> error. I have tried
> swapping 1541 drives (I have two and both still work fine with my pc),
> I swapped the 64 itself to my very old original c64 but still no luck
> (the printer
> was never connected to this 64?). Finally I swapede out serial
> cables in case one was bad but no luck. I seem to
> remember that there were open and close commands to the devices
> but don't remember exactly. Could this be the problem? I know that
> chaining the printer seems to have somehow effected the system but
> know what to do.
> Thanks for any help
> Steve Stanley
I could be completely wrong, but this sounds like a case of 'serial bus
Try to alter your power on sequence (turn on various devices first and last)
and also try to ensure you daisy chain the printer as the last physical
device in your sequence if you have more than one 1541 connected.
What printer interface are you using (if any)...
Programming the 1541 disk drive I'm curious...
Has anyone managed to program the 1541 disk drive to do specific tasks
(e.g. turbo loading, storing a small program [ <8 blocks ] in drive
And are there easy to use commands from BASIC that reprogram the disk
And how does one actually store a small 2K program in the RAM of the
1541 (for later use)? Are there any useful routines that I can program
into the 1541's RAM?
An example in BASIC would really help. An ML Loader is also fine, so
long as the routine itself is a BASIC program.
Does this also work for the 1571, too?
1541 Disk Drive problems I have cured the problem of the ever spinning disk by swapping 662
chips round (I had 3 machines doing the same thing so I eventually
found two chips that appeared to work)
The problem now is that the machine powers up and connects to the C64
but when I try to do a directory or retreive a file it says "device
not present". Any ideas ?
Group: comp.sys.cbm Date: Tue, Feb 15, 2005, 9:33am (CST-2) From:
>The problem now is that the machine
>powers up and connects to the C64
>but when I try to do a direct...
Need: 1541 Disk Drive Hey there, I want to thank all of you for your help on buying the X1541
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Anywhoo - I fired up my old 1541 drive (which worked fine about a year ago)
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have limited space for the system so I was hoping this wouldn't cause
magnetic damage to my disks? I guess the question is: is the speaker
sheilded, and well?
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"Mark" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Question for all you Commie folks out the...
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However I didn't got a power supply with 1541-II and I log on web and
here in comp.sys.cmb
to find power supply pins. Thankfully people here are very detailed so
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I want to reprogram my 1541 and 1571 disk drives to read half tracks
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Wanted I know it's probably a long shot, but does anyone have a working 1541
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He is in Liverpool, UK, so obviously only really wants to buy within
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"rwap" <email@example.com> writes:
1541 drive and double sided double density disks I'm pulling my hair out over this, the information I find on this
subject is mixed. I bought a bunch of double sided double density
disks to use with my 1541. when i attempt to format this disk nothing
happens, it makes some noise (the machine gun noise) then the red LED
on the drive just blinks. I know the drive reads and writes ok.
Are the double sided double density disks useless??
DSDD disks are the ONLY disks I use in my 1541s. You may hear all kinds of
contradictions, but keep from frustrating yourself and use them.
You did not say how you were attempti...
Disk Drive Cleaning Disks All right, I know it's better to open up the drive and clean the heads
with a cotton swab, but I have a distant client I'm dealing with, so
using one of these things himself would be easier and cheaper in the
long run. Thing is, I don't know where to get them anymore. I'm hoping
someone here may have a clue. Oh, yeah, it's for his 5.25 inch floppy
> All right, I know it's better to open up the drive and clean the heads
> with a cotton swab, but I have a distant client I'm dealing with, so
> using one of these things...
Any info on this disk drive? Any info on this disk drive?
"You can have my Apple IIgs, if you can pry it off my cold, dead hands!"
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"Damon Wicklund" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Any info on this disk drive?
Looks just like a Laser 3.5 drive - which f...
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via an XE1541 cable?
If not, is there sofware to put the file back onto a physical
cassette? (I could use a game freezer cart to put it indirectly onto
disk from there).
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Alternately, if anybody knows where I can get an English version of
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versions, but the only d.64 version I can find is in Italian. :(
> Can anybody recommend a proc...
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300 gig scsi
500 gig ata.
Is this true ?
Anybody know if the 750 ata will be available soon and if the SCSI will
be available larger soon ?
"email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >From what I have seen , the biggest supported drives available are
> 300 gig scsi
> 500 gig ata.
> Is this true ?
I suspect not, although it depends on what you mean by "supported". I
don't think the system can really tell the d...
Scrubing disk drives I have some old RS6000 140's 150's that we plan on retiring.
How can I scrub the drives. I remember using a utility in
maintenance mode that would write 1's or 0's or random in multiple
passes but can not find this utility.
I would like to boot my machines in maintenance mode using NIM. I am
a open to other ideas on the easiest way to do this.
In article <email@example.com>,
Mike Russell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I have some old RS6000 140's 150's that we plan on retiring.
>How can I scrub...