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  1. He brought it home when the machine was about 10...

    He brought it home when the machine was about 10 years old or so (my guess, he didn't tell me that precisely) and back then I guess "a computer was a computer". Didn't take long to realize it was not...
  2. Well, I was loading the disk in the wrong way......

    Well, I was loading the disk in the wrong way... doh!
    Now the head seeks, the load light goes off and the CSP light remains on. But after a few seconds the display shows 7A7A followed by db02 and...
  3. Updates! I made some progress, the 72MD now...

    Updates!

    I made some progress, the 72MD now tries to load a floppy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m4kwYheeVo

    the VFO card was installed in the wrong slot.

    I tried manually loading the...
  4. Yes, But I think those procedures only apply when...

    Yes, But I think those procedures only apply when one of the error LEDs lights up. In my case that does not happen.
    I'll try and follow it anyways next time I fire it up.
  5. Thanks for the suggestions! Today I had some...

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Today I had some time to play with it more, I reseated basically almost every card and jumper, but the problem still persist. Now the head on the top drive tries to...
  6. Trying to IPL an IBM 5360 System/36 after sitting in a barn for 20 years

    Greetings from Italy!, First post here...

    I recently acquired an IBM 5360, It's a STAGE 2 system with two 10SR disks and the 72MD floppy loader. It sat in a barn for about 20 years untouched....
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