[Coladam] HELP! DDP DRIVE SPINNING AND WON'T STOP!

Kevin Powers kjpmail at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 00:00:38 CEST 2013


Thank you.  I have never removed a DDP drive.  Not sure how to do it, and
very hesitant to do it lest I foul it up in a big way.  Could use some
step-by-step help, if you would have time at some point.


On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Rich Drushel <rfd at case.edu> wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Aug 2013, Kevin Powers wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Rich Drushel <rfd at case.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > Hit the ColecoVision reset and eventually the drive should stop.
> >
> > Tried that several times and it failed.
>
>         Sorry to hear that; it was my recollection that the CV reboot
> would tell ADAMnet to reset.
>
> > Does it sound from the above like Drive 1 is pretty much dead and I need
> > to replace it?
>
>         It does not sound good to me for Drive 1.  Unfortunately, my
> experience with debugging hardware of tape drives is limited to adjusting
> the trimpot for motor speed (there was some utility program for that) and
> (once) a brute-force desolder/socket/replace of all the chips on the upper
> circuit board of the drive (which magically restored it).  Bob/Doug
> Slopsema
> might have more scientific troubleshooting/repair methods.
>
>         If it were mine, and I could still find the speed test software,
> I would try that first, before any radical hardware stuff.
>
>         Actually, since you think Drive 2 is working, remove Drive 1 and
> plug the Drive 2 in as Drive 1.  If it works okay, then at least you know
> all the wiring to Drive 1 is okay, as far as the ADAM logic board is
> concerned.
>
>         Gotta run for now, but I will check in later tonight.
>
>         *Rich*
>
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