My Mega ST started having a problem loading disks. When you insert a disk, it reboots constantly from between every 2 to 10 seconds as it tries to boot the disk. Sometimes it gets half way then reboots and loads the disk again, other times it chokes and will load for a second and reboot. Does this in a loop. I found that if I have an external drive connected, and when I can finally get to a TOS desktop, I can load programs fine on the external. But when I try on internal, it does as said above. I think it might be a power supply problem or caps, or the drive. I did notice a large cap 4700uf 16v next to the power supply and floppy. Once I tried to move it and it rebooted. Then system seems to be ok for a while loading disks fine! Then later on back to the same problems. Trying to narrow down the problem. I can try to swap the drive and power supply from anther ST to check.
Anyone seen anything like this happen or have any idea what's going on?
Last edited by tjlazer
on Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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