Apple /// stuff (was: Re: This weekend's haul)

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jun 13 11:29:29 1997

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Doug Spence wrote:

> I noticed that the cable that leads to the external floppy port has been
> badly crushed between the cast iron frame and the metal sheet that holds
> the motherboard, though. I'll have to remove it to see if any of the
> wires have been broken. :/

My internal floppy seems to be hosed. I can't boot any disks off of it.
Some bgin to boot but then go to error, others invoke this horrendous
recalibration that never ends. I assume the drive head is dirty and the
speed needs calibrating. I wonder if I can calibrate this drive like one
can the Disk ][?

> I do need the system disks. I didn't get them with the machine. I wish
> there was some way to transfer them electronically, though... which is why
> I asked if there was a way of getting an Apple ][ to access a ///'s disks.
> I suppose the ///'s drive is double-sided, though.

Doug, if you want I can e-mail NuFX (ShrinkIt) images to you. This would
be the quickest way for you to get them. You'd need an Apple // running
shrinkit of course. The disk format between the // and /// is identical.

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Received on Fri Jun 13 1997 - 11:29:29 BST

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