Coleco ADAM Digital Data Drive not working? Here’s a fix!


No electronic device can survive decades without a repair or two, especially one that spins digital data packs at speeds that would make an ordinary cassette player nervous, but the digital data drive on the ADAM is not an ordinary cassette player.  It doesn’t play audio cassettes, it runs computer programs aka software.  If you haven’t seen how fast these drives spin a data pack, please find a video,  it’s amazingly quick!

Now what do you do if the drive stops working?  Don’t assume it’s destined for the trash.  It is probably something that can be fixed by yourself.  Thanks to Corporal Coleco, there is a video showing how to fix a broken data drive.

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About Coleco ADAM

I’m Justin M. Salvato, a fan and collector of vintage computers. This blog is dedicated to the very first computer I have ever owned: The Coleco ADAM. It is also my favorite. The goal of the blog is to provide information about the ADAM as well as the software and hardware that were created for this vintage computer system.
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One Response to Coleco ADAM Digital Data Drive not working? Here’s a fix!

  1. Jose M. says:

    This is an awesome fix. Thank you so much.

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