Date : Sun, 19 Nov 1989 04:42:01 GMT
From : firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Lips Earl)
Subject: TeleVideo TS804
Does anyone else out there have a TeleVideo TS804? I bought one used for
$450. It came with a 10 meg harddisk, Multi-user CP/M, and CP/M+ (CP/M 3.0).
I use CP/M+ pretty much exclusively. Anyway, it had been working pretty
flawlessly, but now when I power it up, shortly after I get the
"Running diagnostics..." msg., it says something like: WDC REG ERROR, then
refuses to boot off the hard disk. I think the WDC means "Winchester Drive
Controller", but have no idea what "REG" means. Register, perhaps? Anyway,
I can get it to boot off the floppy, and then read/write from the HD, but
the HD makes strange noises it didn't used to make. Kind of a buzzing sound
when it accesses the HD. I realize this is an old computer, and I could
proabably buy an IBM compatible that would run circles around this thing
for the cost to fix it, but if anyone could offer me any assistance, I would
be very grateful.
Jim "Lips" Earl UUCP: sun!sacto!mmsac!jim
KB6KCP INTERNET: mmsac!jim@sacto.West.Sun.COM
The opinions stated herein are all mine.