Q:apple II diskettes - on a PC? A:NO

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Fri Nov 12 14:02:11 1999

On Fri, 12 Nov 1999, Jay West wrote:
> So - two questions - 1) Can the disks be made on a PC clone system 5.25
> drive with something like rawrite or teledisk?

To read or write the Apple ][ diskettes requires different hardware. That
hardware can be in the form factor of a replacement disk controller, or as
a separate board that interrupts the cable between the disk controller and
the drive. Such boards have been available, but none (except possibly
CatWeasel (without software)) is currently available.

One such board was the Apple Turnover, which was sold by Vertex systems.
As part of the settlement of my lawsuit against them, I have a large box
of those boards that are almost certainly all defective. Is there anyone
here with some basic electronics competence who would like to make a go of
testing them and getting some of them working?

Grumpy Ol' Fred        cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Fri Nov 12 1999 - 14:02:11 GMT

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