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MeepsterNotchy
May 20th, 2017, 05:55 PM
I have just received my Toshiba T3200 from eBay, and it works great! Boots up, all the programs work fine, but the floppy drive doesn't work one bit. It came with a stack of (presumably) blank unlabeled disks, and I tried with my own DD disks, but it always says "Error reading drive A: Abort, Retry, Fail?"
If I type cd A:, dir A:, or chkdsk A: it all gives the error message.
I have a working floppy drives around (wrong color though :roll:) and was wondering if the floppy drive was proprietary or used a standard 34 pin interface?
Help much appreciated!
http://i.imgur.com/ZLFF9Qo.jpg

krebizfan
May 20th, 2017, 06:13 PM
IIRC, the T3200 uses a 26 pin floppy which was common on Toshiba laptops. Pull the drive and give it a good cleaning. You have nothing to lose and sometimes the problem can be as simple as dust jamming a sensor. Of course, if the heads are ripped off, the drive will not be fixable.

modem7
May 20th, 2017, 06:22 PM
The information at [here (http://minuszerodegrees.net/manuals/Toshiba/Toshiba.htm#3200)] indicates that the T3200 has a 'A/B/PRT switch' at its rear.
Is that set to its default setting: PRT

"Computer must be re-booted for switch change to take effect."

MeepsterNotchy
May 20th, 2017, 06:36 PM
It was set to A, changed it to PRT.
Worked like a charm, amazing how simple some things can be!
Also, modem7, your website has helped a lot with various things, I thank you very much!

modem7
May 20th, 2017, 09:36 PM
Also, modem7, your website has helped a lot with various things, I thank you very much!
And a thank you to all the contributors.

(SomeGuy has just sent me some more ROM images to add.)