Re: Apple Profile low level formatting on an Apple III

From: Andreas_210 <katertom01_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:45:06 -0800 (PST)

Hi James,

is it possible to low level format a ProFile with an Apple IIe, too ? I have a ProFile - Interfacecard for the A2 and it works fine under Prodos.
If yes, ist the LLF software for Apple III and IIe the same ? Z8 with LLF code eprom is ordered


On 9 Feb., 22:47, James MacPhail <g..._at_email.domain.hidden> wrote:
> >took my working Lisa profile to the low level format
> >process (inserted the Z8, booted the A3, closed the jumper and -
> >"formatting error, fail"
> Try disconnecting the ProFile, restart the Apple /// and the ProFile, then
> connect the ProFile when everything has booted up and the software is ready
> to start.
> >when the Z8 is installed, the disk does not do the testing with the
> >stepper..
> That is normal. For a new/raw or damaged disk, there is unlikely to be
> anything worth testing. In particular, until an LLF is performed, there is
> no track/sector (ie. servo) information on these disks.
> Check:
>  - the Z8 is not installed backwards
>  - the leads are clean (use a soft pencil eraser, gently)
>  - the EPROM is making good contact, and its leads are clean too
> The Z8 socket on the controller board may be oxidized or the contacts may
> have lost their "compliance" or springiness. Bending the leads of the Z8 so
> they are slightly splayed out (eg. to match the original Z8) may help.
> Good luck!
> James
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