First post, by bucovaina89
I've acquired an IBM PS/2 55SX which gives error 161/162. I replaced the dallas chip, still does the errors. Since it wouldn't boot from a diskette, I figured it needed recapping. I did that but still no luck. It doesn't boot from the reference diskette. Just to be sure: with the reference diskette in the diskette drive, it should automatically boot to the IBM BIOS program right? No need to press F1 (which boots to cassette basic) or the like?
I think I hear a normal sound from the diskette drive at boot time. I checked and I see the head moving up and down through the "worm gear". The only thing I think is weird is that the diskette drive motor for rotating the diskette itself, I would think that's needed to actually read data off of it right?
So any tips if and how the diskette drive needs further fixing?