Sharp MZ-80B boot disk

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Dec 19 01:05:03 2002

On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:

> I meant to say that on the Apple ][ a malfunctiong disk controller could
> override write protect, even on a non-malfunctioning drive. THAT is the
> special unique feature.

I once had a drive that was over-riding the write protect mechanism on the
floppy because the write-protect sensor failed in some manner.

I think I've only ever once come across a bad disk controller on the

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