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    Yes, my drive also had a felt pad on top. I just...

    Yes, my drive also had a felt pad on top. I just called it a "fake head" lol. Now, what gets me thinking is the model number of this drive as it contains the "2"
  2. Best way top mount TWO 1/2 Height floppy drives on an IBM 5150 ?

    Greetings All !!!

    Was wondering if someone can tell me the best way to mount two 1/2 height floppy drives in an IBM 5150 ? I would like to know if they sell a kit somewhere and if you have a link,...
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    Hey Stone !! What happens is after I run the...

    Hey Stone !! What happens is after I run the Compaq setup utility, and exit out (not power down) the hard drive works perfectly. I will load the OS (DOS) and everything is great. Once I power down...
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    So, I replaced the original hard drive with a...

    So, I replaced the original hard drive with a Conner CP3012E (120MB) hard drive but no matter what type I set it to in CMOS, it will not boot with it. Looks like the BIOS shuts it down after checking...
  5. Thank you guys !! WBST - thank you for the link....

    Thank you guys !! WBST - thank you for the link. I seen the diagram an it makes sense now. I replaced the backup battery and it's storing the RTC and CMOS settings just fine now. I will pull the...
  6. IBM PS/2 L40 SX Laptop Internal Batteries

    Greetings All !!

    I went to replace the CMOS battery in my IBM PS/2 L40SX Laptop only to discover that it actually has 2 separate batteries internally. It has one 3V Lithium battery and one 3.6v...
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    Compaq SLT296 Compatible Hard Drive Wanted

    Greetings all !!

    I am looking for an IDE Hard Drive that will work in a Compaq SLT286 Portable. It requires a specific hard drive "Type" such as a Conner IDE Type 2 for an example. If you have one...
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    Chuck, you think this drive should be a double...

    Chuck, you think this drive should be a double sided drive ? I wouldn't doubt it. This would lead me to believe that a head has failed and that someone not only removed the faulty head, but went...
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    Thanks again all for the help !! I am assuming...

    Thanks again all for the help !! I am assuming because I fully dissembled the floppy drive and reassembled it again, the head did not align to track 0. All I did was format a disk as 180K in a known...
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    Holy crap. That was easy. I just played around...

    Holy crap. That was easy. I just played around with the screw and now the drive can read disks from other drives !!

    But Chuck, those instructions didn't work. Well, I mean it did copy those files...
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    Also, I was able to format a disk and...

    Also, I was able to format a disk and successfully read it with the same drive but get sector not found errors on other machines. Looks like I will need to somehow align the head. Anyone have any...
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    Thanks Chuck !! That worked ! I was able to copy...

    Thanks Chuck !! That worked ! I was able to copy those files without a hiccup. However, my floppy didn't boot. :( I need to disassemble the floppy drive again and see what's going on with it. I...
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    Good point Chuck. It wasn't that I wanted to. It...

    Good point Chuck. It wasn't that I wanted to. It was that I assumed it was possible with 6.22.



    This is actually a 360K drive. I am using this drive to make a bootable 180K floppy for the...
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    omg, I had the drive cables upside down !! LOL !!...

    omg, I had the drive cables upside down !! LOL !! Stupid. It's formatting now ...

    Too much Bourbon tonight boys !!
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    ST-225 Drive Low Level Format Error 40

    Greetings All !!

    I just received my backup ST-225 drive for my 5150 from a seller on eBay today claiming that the drive works. Unfortunately, I am getting a seek error 40 after trying a low level...
  16. Nice collection !! I Don't see any CP/M...

    Nice collection !!

    I Don't see any CP/M machines ? I think you need few. Totally different animal and really fun to work on. I think you would like them if you're into DOS machines.
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    Hey guys, sorry for the delay. I finally had some...

    Hey guys, sorry for the delay. I finally had some time to try out all of your suggestions. Here are the results:



    I think you meant to type SYS A: and not SYS C: as that would of copied the...
  18. Thanks ! I think Chuck was correct about trying a...

    Thanks ! I think Chuck was correct about trying a few more LLF passes. I tried one last time. It rebooted when it was complete and the 1701 error was gone.
  19. Well, I actually tried FDISK again,...

    Well, I actually tried FDISK again, deleted/created a partition and after it rebooted, I was able to successfully preform a high level format and transfer system files over. I am happy to report I...
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    I did a full restoration of this drive and...

    I did a full restoration of this drive and indeed, there is only one head on the bottom. If the top head was missing, there would be an empty space but there isn't. Check out the pics. Only one...
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    lol, I was thinking the same thing Chuck after I...

    lol, I was thinking the same thing Chuck after I posted the model number that the 2 designated the number of heads. I assure you that I do have a label on the drive "TM-100-2A" and a date of 1984....
  23. Guys, thanks for all your suggestions ! It is...

    Guys, thanks for all your suggestions ! It is very much appreciated !! Just when I was about to give up, I did try 1 more time to do another low level format and this time, when she rebooted, I did...
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    Thank you for the reply. I actually have tried...

    Thank you for the reply. I actually have tried that with DOS 6.22 but the system files will not fit on as 180K is too small. The only other system I have with a 5.25 floppy drive is an IBM 5155...
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    IBM Tandon TM100-2A Floppy Drive Format ?

    Greetings all,

    I just finished restoring/rebuilding an IBM Tandon TM100-2A 5.25 floppy drive and would like to test this drive in an IBM 5150. This is the only drive installed currently. This is a...
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