SCSI Drive Troubleshooting Tips

Here's a fail-safe way to check out your SCSI device.

1) Turn EVERYTHING off.
2) Make sure your drive is plugged into the EPS/ASR, and the cable is screwed in and tight.
3) Turn on the drive.
4) If it does not have a cart in it, put it in now.
5) Wait for the disk to spin up and click into it's "READY" state.
6) Turn on the EPS/ASR, with an OS floppy inserted.
7) As the EPS/ASR prompt says SEARCHING FOR SCSI DEVICE, look at the drive, and watch it to blink. This is called the NEGOTIATION PHASE. The EPS/ASR looks for devices on the SCSI chain, and tries to get an acknowledgement from them. If it does, the Busy light on the drive "blinks" as it gives the EPS/ASR it's acknowledgement. The EPS/ASR adds that device to it's "list", and goes on checking the next SCSI ID number.
8) If your SCSI Device did not blink, either

9) If your SCSI Device did blink, wait for the EPS/ASR to boot the OS up and running.
10) Go to CMD-SYS/MIDI-CHANGE STORAGE DEVICE, and switch to the desired SCSI ID number.
11) If you get DISK COMMAND COMPLETED, you are successful!
12) Here's what the other messages mean:

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