5.25 Drive Diagnostics

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5.25 Drive Diagnostics
Anyone know where I can obtain the diagnostic floppies, 077-0324 and 077-325, for the 5.25 disk drive (A9M0107)?
They are "not bootable" and "not copyable" according to the Service manual.
I have a couple 5.25 drives that just spin and spin and spin ... on boot.
Thanks!
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As they aren't copyable, you

As they aren't copyable, you would have to scour the Internet for someone selling an original. I managed to grab a 077-0325-A disk off eBay last year. This is just a specially formatted test disk for 2 of the 5 tests run by the Apple test disk. It's not overly useful though, as by reading the manual  and my experience with the tests, all the tests are just pass/fail except speed. So it would help you narrow down where the issue is, but it won't give you any values in helping to adjust it (out side of the speed test).

 

 

The disk with the test programs is on Asimov in 800k format, you can copy it to a 5.25" disk if needed. The first three tests can all be found on other diagnostic disks from 3rd parties. I don't recall which ones, off the top of my head. But they are just basic read/write tests, write protection sensor tests, and speed tests. 

 

 

I know some 3rd parties like Verbatim also released special formatted disks that they warned not to try and copy, presumably like the Apple one to help diagnose drives as well. 

 

 

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5.25 Disk Drive Diagnostics

I have located, Apple 5.25 Drive Test 1.0.2 on 800k image.2mg, and have it running on WinApple simulator on my Windows 10 desktop.    How does this help me test my REAL hardware?

Just a thought.

 

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Running in an emulator is t

Running in an emulator isn't going to help you with real hardware at all. If you have a way to copy it to a real floppy and boot it on an Apple II, you'll be able to run the first 3 tests with out the reference disk. As I recall the first 3 tests just require a scratch disk. But the last two tests require the reference disk.

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This helped me.   https://www

This helped me.  

 

https://www.applefritter.com/appleii-box/H084_1_AppleIIDiskService1.htm  

 

 

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