[vcf-midatlantic] Shugart SA800-2 drives

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Sat Mar 26 05:13:04 UTC 2022

On Wed, 23 Mar 2022, Jonathan Chapman wrote:

>> Would you believe dirty phototransistors?
> That'd do it! I've had them fail, especially in Siemens 8" drives. I've also 
> had them be too far out of alignment to be reliable. Joys of old machines, 
> right? :P

    Both drives are now formatting, reading and writing! The next step is to 
connect them to my Sol 20 with a Micromation Doubler FDC. The two wood-sided 
units were made for each other.  :-)


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