How to repair your Commodore 1541 Disk drive :
Commodore 64 Disk Drive Repair Guide. Old VHS brought back to life .
SECTION 1 Common, Logic Board, Power Supply problems, Foreign Object in Drive
SECTION 2 Tools and Supplies
SECTION 3 How to disassemble and reassemble
SECTION 4 Which component is at fault
SECTION 5 How to adjust Drive Speed and head alignment
SECTION 6 How to troubleshoot and repair the logic board
SECTION 7 Other Problems
SECTION 8 Preventive maintenance
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1541 Diagnostic Cartridge
I have repaired a fair amount of drives, and every time I find myself loading a test or a diagnostic software from disk. This is a bit of a contradiction since the drive being tested, or repaired, might not even be able to load a program. I also have a variety of tools for different purposes and wanted to have everything in one place.
This is why i created a 1541 Diagnostic Cartridge.
The challenge was to get all these tools to fit into a 8K cart. I wanted to keep the hardware simple and a 16K cart would have overwritten the Basic interpreter.
Therefor I have optimized both code and visual on the tools to keep the size down. Some tools are old, others were written from scratch and a few I rewrote in machine code instead of basic. A couple of the tools are still in Basic, but optimized.
The cartridge is an 8K ROM at $8000-$9FFF
You can also use RESTORE to return to the menu.
You may need to send a “I0:” or turn the drive off/on before running further tests if an previous error has occurred.
A Guide about 1541-II DIP Switches:
Commodore’s 1541-II disk drive has a pair of DIP switches on the back to let you change its device number. DOS and Windows computers use drive letters to address its disk drives (usually A: and B:). Commodore used the numbers 8-11 to address them. Here’s how to set the 1541-II DIP switches so you can run more than one drive.
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D64 TOOLS :
small utility to scan d64 for errors and fix some of them. (for changes over 0.1 look at the readme).
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/140043/PyD64Fix-1.0.tar.gz (downloads: 159) http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/140112/pyd64fix-win.py (downloads: 40)
How to fix a non work FLOPPY DISK – Commodore 64
Demo of Copy Clone XL for my C64 blog: http://www.c64copyprotection.com/
HERE HOW TO REPAIR YOUR COMMODORE64:
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