|Well, that's something to try|
Message #3 Posted by Mike on 20 June 2001, 2:33 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Tony Duell
I tried the Mark, already before asking this question.
I did exactly like you suggested because I remember the 9825a using mark like mrk 0, 5, 100 or something like that. So, I tried various permutations of that using x, y and z.
But that did not work. The tape drive looked as if it were trying to work. It would advance as if doing something but then I'd get an error like "File Not Found". So rather than Marking, it looked like it was Loading...
The Mark and Load use the same button but mark uses the f^1 key, I guess. I tried various usages of Gold Mark, f^1 Mark, etc and everything produced the same "file not found" printed message.
I have not tried the Record and Load as you suggest but will try, if I can ever get the tape initialized. It is possible that I have a tape problem. But I would expect different error on Mark if there was a hardware problem.
I still think it is operator error on my part.
I feel like that monkey trying to write shakespear play on a typewriter, without a manual:-)