Troubleshooting an IBM 5155 - (portable personal computer)

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Sat Jan 15 13:59:06 2005

> Now, by disassembling and cleaning the B: drive, I was able to get the
> machine booting off this drive (cabled as A:). However, the same cleaning
> procedure on the A: drive did not allow it to boot. I still have to clean
> the heads. Maybe that'll make a difference. If not, I think I may have other
> Qume drives without the IBM monniker on them that I can swap the bezels
> with. I just have to dig through the cabinent and see what'll fit.

THe early, original Qumetrak 142 drives have my nomination for the second
to worst drive ever, coming in right after the early versions of the BASF
2/3 height drives.
The Qume drive was SO slow, that PC-DOS 2.10 had to extend the times to
prevent timeouts on normal disk I/O.
Received on Sat Jan 15 2005 - 13:59:06 GMT

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