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  by Bill Degnan - 08/01/2010 13:07
The following was taken from Commodore service manuals and technical news letters, plus CBUG. Post date is last update, this record will be updated as new tips are located.

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The most useful thing here is the match between the blink codes and the location on the PCB/part that is faulty.

Drives:
8050
2031
9060
9090

See also
More Commodore IEEE Drive Blink Codes

If the drive seems OK but will not locate (file not found) or run programs, try this:

open1,8,15,"I" (return)

...this command will help the drive head find its way back on track. That and cleaning the drive head itself with isopropyl alcohol is often the solution to a lazy drive.

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