Can this Jasmin 2 be repaired ?

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Can this Jasmin 2 be repaired ?

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I found someone that would give me for almost nothing some Oric hardware (plus a ZX spectrum), here what he says about the jasmin drive that need to be repaired :

"Le jasmin : quand on boot, la disquette tourne mais il n'y a rien de plus... lorsque ca a commencé a planté...ca marchait une fois sur 3 ou 4 et puis 1 fois sur 10...etc..maintenant plus rien..."

"The Jasmin : when you boot, the floppy is spinning but nothing more...
When all of that has started, it crashed (Note of translation : the Oric ?)...
It was working once over 3 or 4 times, then once over 10 times... etc... and now it doesn't work anymore"


I would like to know if you could have an (ever slight) idea of the problem, well, if it worth to buy it
Thank you very much for your help.

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Post by highwayman »

it's fixable because there is nothing custom on it,

but what price does he want - and what drive is it, 3inch or 3.5?

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Well, for about 100-150 euros + shipping, all of this :
-1 amstrad DMP2000 printer
-1 oric LCP40 (no ball point pens, but I guess that can still be found)
-1 zx spectrum 48k
-1 oric1
-1atmos
-1 oric1 in pieces
-1 jasmin2 (to repair)
-1 atmos in pieces....
+ about 30 floppies,
+3 or 4 commercial games on tapes
+some other with type ins
+Oric manual, the book "oric 1-atmos manuel de reference", the book "des extensions à construire pour votre Oric Atmos"
+ collection of french hebdogiciel magazine,some other magazines and the almost complete collection oh theoric (not the first ones).

the jasmin 2, if I remember well, was a double-sided 3" drive.

Well, he sells what is working, and gives with it what is not.
interesting ?

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Sounds worth the price to me :)

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so, 4 orics, a spectrum, 2 printers & a drive+interface.

that's only abot 20euro each - you cant go wrong at that price. :D

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highwayman wrote:so, 4 orics, a spectrum, 2 printers & a drive+interface.

that's only abot 20euro each - you cant go wrong at that price. :D

Well, the price changed :P :
Bonjour, je vendrais le tout pour 80 Euros sans le port.
J'ai la possibilité d'amener le tout en Bretagne (mes parents habitent à Auray, dans le Morbihan).
Cordialament.
I take everythink ! :wink:

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Go for it lucky guy !

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Dbug wrote:Go for it lucky guy !
I will get all of these very soon, beween the 21st and the 29th of this month : I will meet the seller in Touraine where I will spend my holidays.

This person works for the french railroad company and has the opportunity to bring everyting by train near Tours. :P

When I'll be back I will surely need your advices in order to repair the Jasmin drive.

One question : is the Jasmin drive compatible with microdic formatted floppy, or does it exist any convertion tool ?

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OK, I have my new hardware and I am back to home :P

Don't need to mention that I tried the Jasmin 2 Drive on my Oric.

Sometimes it's hard to boot : it says "Booting TDOS", but nothing at all.

And when it boots, a simple !CAT"" lists all the files on the disk but finishes with a "I/O error".

I have tried to load some basic programs, and it loads some garbage instead.

I wonder what can be the problem... Of course I have checked my cables connections.

well, well, well...If only I could make it work ! :P

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Well !!!
It seems that the Jasmin is working....
Because among all the disks I have, one is booting well !!! :P

I think that most of the disks were damaged by age...

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Good :)
Lucky you !

The Jasmin is quite a good system I think. Just too bad it's not compatible with Microdisc.

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Well, there is still something... It does not always work perfectly.

I have to try a cuple of times after switching it on before it works...
When I put it vertically, on the right side of the drive box, it reads the catalog and boots more easyly, but still then loading a program does not always work.

So, even if diskette aging might be a reason for the drive to not work properly, it is not the only reason.

Damned !...

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Post by highwayman »

probably just the drive,
is it 3inch or 3.5inch?

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highwayman wrote:probably just the drive,
is it 3inch or 3.5inch?
It is a 3 inches...

I don't know if it can be replaced by a 3,5 inches nor how...

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Post by highwayman »

you just plug it in, afaik the connectors are the same.

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