In a message dated 11-29-95, G. Gregory said:
"I bought the drive second hand so I dont have any
of the Prepping software or instructions that might
have come with the drive, so I dont even know what
the DIP switches on the back do."
If you get no response from any in the UK, reply via e-mail to me with
your address, and I will see about mailing you a copy of the install
diskette for my Roctec. Of course, as I live in the US, that would be
something of a solution of last resort.
I would offer the same for the relavent parts of the manual, but as
I am not certain where it is at the moment, I cannot promise that.
However, I can tell you that the DIP switches on my unit are set as
follows: 1-2 are DOWN (On), and 3-8 are UP. I cannot recall what they
are all for, but I have gone from 1.3 to 2.04 to 3.1 without ever
changing them, and have never had a problem. I do recall one is to be
used if you are using Kickstart 1.2. I seem to recall some of the others
are used for setting the SCSI address of an internally installed SCSI
Although you didn't ask, I suspect you don't know what the black
position rocker switch on the back of the unit is for either. It is a
"game switch". For full use of the harddrive, and any internal memory,
it should be switched so that the "||" legend is pushed inward, and the
"|" legend protrudes out. One of the other positions disables both the
hard drive and memory, and the other just one of the two (although I
don't recall which).
"Also if someone has info on the wiring of the
SCSI port at back then please send if possible."
The SCSI port is supposed to use the same pinouts as the SCSI interface
on the back of any Macintosh (which was also followed by GVP for their
drive for the A500, and by Commodore's own A590, as well, as I recall).