Diskette Drive Checkout (2625)

Diskette Drive Checkout
  The ThinkPad 365 does not support both an internal and external drive simultaneously.

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or diskette. A scratch, write enabled, non-defective 2HD diskette is required. Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail.

Use the following information to test the diskette drive.
  To use the IBM ThinkPad 365 Advanced Diagnostics Diskette, you must have at least 500KB of free memory. Be sure to read the README.PO file on the IBM ThinkPad 365 Advanced Diagnostics Diskette before using the following instructions.
  1.  Power-off the computer.
  2.  Insert the IBM ThinkPad 365 Advanced Diagnostics Diskette into drive A.
  3.  Power-on the computer.
  4.  Follow the instructions on the screen and proceed to the  Main Menu. Allow two to four minutes for the diagnostic  programs to load.
  5.  At the Main Menu, select Diagnostics.
  6.  At the Diagnostics Menu, select Module Tests.
  7.  At the Module Tests Menu, select Floppy Disks.
  8.  Press Enter to run the Floppy Disks tests.
  9.  Do not press any key until prompted, then follow the instructions  on the screen.
  10.  When the tests are completed, press Esc twice to return  to the main menu.
  11.  Select Exit.

If the drive is attached through a Port Replicator and the test detects errors, move the drive to the computer's diskette drive connector directly, and test it again.

If the drive is attached through a Diskette Drive Attachment Unit, replace the unit.

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