Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 48 / MAY 1984 / PAGE 10

Constant 1541 Errors

Ever since I bought my 1541 disk drive, I have been getting the errors 23 READ ERROR and 27 READ ERROR. This not only happens on my disks, but also on prepackaged disks. I have read what these errors mean in Appendix B of my disk users guide, but these descriptions don't tell me much.

Could you please give me more information on these errors, and tell me what I can do about them?

Jay Elmore

The fact that this occurs both on your own disks and on commercial disk programs strongly indicates a hardware problem. Ask the dealer from whom you purchased the drive for the address of the nearest service center and have the drive checked out.