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October 28th, 2014, 05:48 AM

I have aquired a Kaypro 2 (what it says with the number not the Roman numeral II) When powering on it comes up to the "Insert Disk" prompt but the drive lite for drive A is not on although i can hear the drive spinning. I insert a CP/M boot disc and it and nothing happens. I did not think you had to enter any commands to make it boot.

Any ideas that might be going on?


October 28th, 2014, 07:00 PM
For any Kaypro, when you turn on the Power and boot the system, the Drive "A" LED should be "ON". All the Drives Spindle Motors will Turn "ON"
and Spin the Spindles, which spins the Floppy Media, assuming the door is closed.

If you Drive A LED isn't coming on, then it may be a defective LED or a Drive Problem, or a Controller Problem.

What Brand is the Drive and What Model Number? Half Height or Full Heigth Drives? Can you post a Photo of the
front showing the Drives? It could also be a cabling problem, or defective Power Supply or Power Supply Issues
with incorrect voltages.