Does anyone have an Altos CPM/MPM machine available?
doc at mdrconsult.com
Wed Jun 15 14:41:49 CDT 2005
Bob Shannon wrote:
> I'm going to try to get my old Altos 5-15D working.
> Currently its having a problem during power-on self test, drive B does
> not seem to
> be seeking to track 00. The machine will not boot from A: without
> thinking the B:
> drive is happy.
OK, now I'm convinced that the system board is jumpered for floppy
characteristics. My 580 has one floppy drive and a hard disk, and does
not recognize a second floppy disk (unterminated and jumpered to ID 1)
Some service docs would be very helpful, wouldn't they? :\
> The drives are CDC 720K 5.25 inch, full height drives.
> I'm looking for spare drives, a parts machine, or a working Altos.
By the way, I find mine much more enjoyable since I replaced the
110VAC case fan with a 120mm 12VDC fan. It moves nearly as much air and
it's a lot less noisy. Plus, at 9W, the 110V fan must have been sucking
nearly as much power as the rest of the box.
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