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I recently picked up a PowerBook 180c that boots up and seems to work perfectly, with the exception of the floppy drive. It will read the floppies just fine, but the Finder always shows the disk locked icon, regardless of whether the disk is write-protected or not. I took the floppy drive out of the computer and the mechanism appears to be bent in such a way that the left side of the floppy is higher than the right side when it is seated in the drive, which seems to be preventing the write protect micro switch from triggering. I confirmed this by pressing on the left side of the disk when it was in the drive, and sure enough, I could write files to the disk. I tried bending the mechanism a bit to permanently fix the problem, but to no avail. Does anyone have any ideas about how to fix this? Thanks! Alex
MacinPosh posted a topic in Apple I, ][, /// & LisaI recently acquired a 5MB ProFile drive in an unknown condition for use with my Lisa. I promptly replaced the power supply caps in hope that the drive would be operational. Powering the system on resulted in a high pitched whine but nothing else, but when I disconnected the internal data cable between the controller board and the hard drive, it did begin to spin up. Any suggestions on what to try next? I've tried reseating all the chips. Are any particularly prone to failing? Is there any way to narrow down whether the controller board or the drive analog board is at fault?
Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me with booting off a JAZ disc. I recently acquired a Macintosh SE, however the hard disc is dead. I have a JAZ drive that I've never used before, and was wondering if I could get it to boot my SE. I plugged it into my Beige G3, formatted the disk, and installed system 7.1 on it. I left the disk in the drive and plugged it into my SE. I turned the jaz drive on, then the SE, (as I've been told it will act like a regular HDD if I do this). However, upon startup, the SE doesn't even seem to access the JAZ drive. I have tried setting the internal termination to auto and on as well as different scsi ids. I take it there is more to this issue that I don't know. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!