Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 52 / SEPTEMBER 1984 / PAGE 10

Commodore 1541 Drive Grounding Error

In your May issue you printed a letter from Jay Elmore regarding read errors on the 1541 disk drive. After buying a drive for my Commodore 64, I discovered that it was giving me error 23 and 27. Both are read errors. I returned the drive to the dealer and he tested it on a 64 and discovered no problems with it. I took the drive back home and carefully read the manual that comes with it and discovered that errors 23 and 27 can be caused by grounding problems. I checked the electrical outlet where the drive was plugged in and discovered that the ground plug was not properly connected. After fixing this, I haven't had any problems with my drive.

Ron Restivo

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