Reply to post: Re: Endstop recalibration

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?


Re: Endstop recalibration

Yeah, the distinct grinding sound each time you powered up an Apple ][. The thing is, those drives were built very well.

I recently dug out my old Apple ][ from the garage. It had been sitting there since the last time I moved (18 years ago) out in the open with about an inch of dust on the thing. A quick blowing out with some compressed air, and boom, it works. I pulled out a box of floppies I had from about 1982, and all but a couple of them would boot and read correctly. I even had an original Apple DOS disk dated 1977 that still booted.

I sold the whole thing on ebay recently for what I considered a stupid amount of money for an old Apple. Oh well, as long as someone is willing to pay that much, I guess?

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