Ways to bounce a 1541

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>
Date: Sun Jan 21 14:06:35 2001

Well, this is more a brag than something constructive, but I wrote my first
automatic Commodore 1541 disk drive re-aligner out of desperation this
weekend. I couldn't get it to read any disks and since this drive was the
internal 5.25" in the 128DCR, I couldn't just replace it. So I wrote a program
that commanded the FDC to whack the head into the restraining rail until it
could read the disk again. Voila. ;-)

The things you do when you're desperate ...

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