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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    That's fair; Steve sells an adapter (https://shop.bigmessowires.com/products/dual-525-adapter-for-disk-ii-interface-card) that consolidates the two floppy signals into one cable for the dual-drive FloppyEmu. Works fine with the Franklin controller, and I used it before I built the weyoun clone...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    Forgot: The Unarchiver (https://theunarchiver.com/) can extract .lbr files; copy them into an Apple-formatted CP/M floppy image with cpmcp. There might be a more streamlined way of doing that, but it's been awhile and I haven't had my morning coffee yet :)
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    AppleCommander (https://applecommander.github.io/) can convert CP/M .sdk files to .do/.po. An example: (06:46:25 wilbur <~/tmp/w>) 0 $ ls -l total 56 -rw-r--r-- 1 wileyc users 56599 Jan 9 06:40 ws333d1.sdk (06:46:27 wilbur <~/tmp/w>) 0 $ applecommander-ac -l ws333d1.sdk ws333d1.sdk.po CP/M...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    *chuckle* Glad that I could be of service :) If you have the FloppyEmu rev C (which you probably do), it will emulate dual drives. You'd need to perform a modification to your Franklin controller board (cut the trace leading to pin 5 on the first floppy connector, then connect that pin...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    Try moving the 80-column card to slot #3 ... that's where most things (probably including the Franklin CP/M card) expect to find it. A bunch of CP/M boot images can be found at https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/cpm/os/
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    That's very good to hear, congratulations. If you're using the Franklin CP/M card, IIRC it uses the same boot disks as the PCPI card. (Franklin didn't do *anything* original with the exception of their comm card and color daughterboard, and both were designed ... um, *special*) As an aside...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    That's good news -- Steve is a very good (and patient!) guy. If the FloppyEmu works okay with the Apple gear, then no worries, we'll figure out what's wrong with the Franklin controller and get you running.
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    The FloppyEmu saying "WRITE" suggests that U10 is (de)asserting the signal to pin 18 on the floppy connector -- that's a "must not happen" case during a pure read operation. I'd test U2 (74x02), U3 (74x14), U6 (74x05), U8 (74x08), and U10 (74x109). That's nearly everything in that signal path...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    That's good, very good. If the real drive is seeking, then the FloppyEmu should be able to do the same thing. Try connecting the FloppyEmu to the drive 1 header, selecting a blank disk image (.do, .po, .woz, shouldn't matter), and trying the same seek commands. You should see the FloppyEmu...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    Ah, hmmm. It looks like you didn't enter technician mode: that screenshot (which *did* go through) indicates that you're in the monitor, not technician mode (you should see a "#" as a prompt, not the monitor's "*"), the floppy controller looks like it is in slot 5 rather than 6, so jumping to...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    Okay, yes, it's not loading anything from disk. You'd see a ProDOS splash screen otherwise, where it would lock if it was a version that checked if it was running on a clone. (strongly, *strongly* recommend you test with ProDOS 2.4.2 from here to forestall further WAGging about ROM...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    Apple ProDOS (i.e., versions before John Brooks' 2.0.3, starting with 1.01 IIRC) checked the machine ROM signature early in the boot process. If the check failed, ProDOS locks at the boot splash screen. If the problem was ROM incompatibility, you would see/hear disk activity, then see the...
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    Franklin Ace 1000 Won't Floppy Boot but seems OK?

    (quick aside to prevent incorrect information from being propagated) The BMOW FloppyEmu doesn't work in an ACE1000 with an Apple controller -- timing difference between the ACE1000 and the ][+. It will, however, work with the Franklin controller. Steve@BMOW is aware of the issue but there is...
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    Damn Upgrades!

    I think he was expecting the original Integer BASIC ROMs. That's an Applesoft ROM prompt.
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    Does anyone recognize any of these 2 screens from my 2 Franklin Ace 1000s

    I personally don't think so; it exists only to work around the Apple patent on color signal generation. The color signal generated by the board is so lousy that I converted my ACE1000 that had the board to monochrome. Apple-style color can then be had for the cost of a few passive components...
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    Does anyone recognize any of these 2 screens from my 2 Franklin Ace 1000s

    I don't think so; the Franklin AppleSoft ROM is identical to Apple's. I think the way it was supposed to work is that the program would switch into GR mode and just print characters, which would be in the alternate charset in the top half of the chargen 2532. Maybe, just a WAG based on the...
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    Does anyone recognize any of these 2 screens from my 2 Franklin Ace 1000s

    Oh ... sorry, I have never seen documentation on the special Franklin graphics mode provided by the daughterboard. From the schematic, it appears that it's activated by putting the machine into GR; that enables the special glyphs in the high half of the chargen 2532 ROM. Beyond that, ENOCLUE.
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    Does anyone recognize any of these 2 screens from my 2 Franklin Ace 1000s

    There's a schematic about midway through the PDF Adrian posted at https://archive.org/details/franklin-service-1-of-2/, and I posted the contents of the PROM in this thread. The SAMS ComputerFact (available for sale via their website) is reasonably useful for troubleshooting as well. If you...
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    Does anyone recognize any of these 2 screens from my 2 Franklin Ace 1000s

    The socket that the color daughterboard plugs into at ZA6 isn't making good connection with the color daughterboard's pin headers. The same thing happened on one of my ACE1000s; that socket isn't rated for too many remove/insert cycles. I ended up having to replace both the socket and the pin...
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