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Nan-Tan FMA8100 POST error beep

modem7

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Here is a suggested crude test:

First, we start the test using fewer cylinders and fewer heads.

1. In the computer's CMOS SETUP, set the drive type to type 2. (Type 2 = 615 cylinders, 4 heads, 17 sectors per track)
2. Create a DOS boot diskette containing SpeedStor 6.5
3. Boot from the diskette, then execute SpeedStor 6.5
4. Select [Diagnostics].
5. Select [SeekTest]. You may or may not hear the drive's head assembly moving.
6. If that test passes, try the ReadTest.

If that all works, we then inform SpeedStor that a CP-4033 is attached, then redo the SeekTest and ReadTest.

7. [Quit] to go back to main menu.
8. [ManualSetup] then [Type] then [DriveOne].
9. Select CONNOR then CP-3044.
10. Return to the main menu then redo the SeekTest and ReadTest.
 

3lectr1c

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Thanks - I’ll see if I can do that. New problem though, the FDD works but it’s only a 720K drive. I can probably write 720K disks, but I don’t have any to write with, just high density ones. The drive appears to be standard, so I’m going to try upgrading it. The BIOS supports 1.44MB drives.
The first drive I tried didn’t work though. I’m not positive that drive worked to begin with, but I am fairly sure it was good. I’ll try some others later.
 

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Hard drive head mech is gummed up with melted rubber. I’m going to try to clean it out tomorrow with IPA (the magnet, the head is clean) then I need to find something to replace the bumpers which turned to goo.
With any luck, the drive might actually come to life after that.
 
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