[Coladam] Disk Drive Part 2
dave.audrie.sands at shaw.ca
Wed Mar 8 01:33:28 EST 2006
At 10:27 AM 3/7/2006, Dana Eckel wrote:
>Well, I have had the drive apart, cleaned out the dust
>bunnies and chased out the roaches. Cleaned the head,
>and use the keyboard cable, and it is still a fussy
>I have heard of people who have upgraded there drives
>to 320k drives. How do I do this, and would that chase
>my problems away?
>I haven't played with the pot on it yet, that will be
>a last resort.
AFAIK, upgrading really meant putting the ADAM controller
board into a 320 drive. it should be cheap enough to experiment; the
used computer places I am familiar with have piles of drives, and
they should be cheap like borscht.
the problem remains that your controller isn't working
reliably. assuming it was built before the ADAM vanished, circa 1983,
it's old enough to vote, at a minimum.
I'd start looking for a working Coleco drive. I have two
dead ones of my own.
good luck with it
More information about the Coladam