Testing floppy drives
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu May 28 12:57:40 CDT 2015
On Thu, 28 May 2015, Alexandre Souza wrote:
> Howdy guys, greetings (as always) from Brazil! :o)
> I'm in a repairing spree! Got 5 (!) CP-500 (Brazilian TRS-80/III clone) to
> repair. All of them with single/double sided floppy drives, and the whole
> nine yards.
> Since it is not pratical to test all these drives on CP500, is there a
> good software solution I can use on a PC for floppy drive testing? Something
> that makes repairing easier? Long time I don't get so many drives to
Personally, I would use Dysan Digital Diagnostic Diskette.
There were a couple of programs for using it on TRS80, but I don't know
where to find them, so use it on a PC.
You can normally do BETTER and more accurate alignment using an analog
alignment diskette (+ 20MHz dual trace scope), but I think that the
digital is "close enough".
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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