Saturn 128k Card testing without drives?

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Saturn 128k Card testing without drives?

Hello, gentlemen!

After consulting Saturn 128k manual, this forum and other sources content I have the following question: is it possible to make a RAM/Card test at the 128k card without any input device where a program can run from?

I could not find any info about it and would really like to check if all the banks of my saturn card are working and if the 3 leds are ok as well.

Is it safe to run a CON command, as shown on reference manual, to set a memory state where the leds would light up, without any risk of changing anything permanently?

 

 

Would a PEEK or a POKE be used instead, for the same reason ?

 

Thnak you in advance.

 

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Why though?

Why though?

 

You can always load the Apple II RAM Test Utility using your smartphone, tablet or laptop through the audio input: https://asciiexpress.net/diskserver/

 

I can see from your other post that you have a floppy drive and a floppy controller. All you need is an empty diskette.

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CVT wrote:Why though? You can
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Why though? You can always load the Apple II RAM Test Utility using your smartphone, tablet or laptop through the audio input: https://asciiexpress.net/diskserver/

I can see from your other post that you have a floppy drive and a floppy controller. All you need is an empty diskette.

 

 In fact, I don´t have the floppy drives  with me yet. I bought the bundle shown on the picture you mentioned, but due to shipping costs overseas, I shipped  only the Apple II itself for now.  The floppy drives will be delivered next month maybe. The weight of the package, with all included, would cost me a kidney...

That´s the reason of my post.

I was checking http://asciiexpress.net/diskserver/ and got stuck on the "insert a blank disk" part.

 

Do you know any other way?

 

Thank you for your support, @CVT.

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