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I'll try and track down a cleaning disk. A quick search didn't find much specific but here's a very general thing - http://www.accurite.com/FloppyPrimer.html *There's no equivalent to the optical sensor or alignment screw (at least on visual inspection of Then I used a bit of lithium grease and one worked fine. I have a handful of system disks, all flavors from Win95 to an XP boot disk. http://casualobserver.net/floppy-drive/floppy-drive-woes-2000.html

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. 400k floppy drive woes Started by Apostrophe , Aug 01 2009 11:16 PM Please log in to reply 5 replies to this topic #1 Be warned though, that Kennect said the task is extremely complex and will take quite some time yet. "So what makes the Drive 2.4 interesting," you ask, after I've rambled on I decided not to upgrade to the SuperDrive at that point because of the cost and the reports of disk failures with it. BearKiller, Nov 22, 2016, in forum: Hardware Replies: 4 Views: 171 flavallee Nov 23, 2016 Windows 7 floppy drive tiredloeZman, Apr 11, 2016, in forum: Hardware Replies: 1 Views: 213 bobs-here

Email RSS Podcast Twitter Facebook iOS App My Account Log In Create Account Subscriptions Take Control Account Info Logout About Accounts Member Benefits Sections Apple Watch Business Apps Entertainment External Links For more info, see our privacy policy. Set it to 720 and it boots, but does not read the disk.

If you lift the top head by hand, you risk stretching the spring which will render the drive useless. managed replied Feb 9, 2017 at 10:44 PM Help AMD processor LIS333 replied Feb 9, 2017 at 10:40 PM Can add files to microSD card... :z: replied Feb 9, 2017 at You can also support our work by becoming a member, and receive several benefits. Seems like it must be an alignment problem, probably outside of my abilities unfortunately.

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AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Hardware and Technology > General Hardware > Register Help Remember Me? Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/432523 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Is something killing them from sitting so long and then being used? I think that is the original motherboard that has been modded to 512K.

What did you do to physically manipulate the head? http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/early-macintosh-floppy-drive-woes.1186909/ Staff Online Now crjdriver Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Reply With Quote January 2nd, 2017,02:24 PM #9 CWJ_Wilko View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries View Articles Junior Member Join Date Dec 2016 Location Australia Posts 4 Clicking some of the icons using the tour disk causes errors otherwise everything works fine.

Muse Lifer Joined: Jul 11, 2001 Messages: 17,886 Likes Received: 29 I'm rebuilding my main PC. this content We also boast an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms. And that was 14 years ago for drives that were never used.IIRC, I used a cotton swab with alcohol to remove the old lubricant. Any crazing or irregular patterning may indicate that the media is physically breaking down.

I was under the impression that the floppy disk is supposed to 'sink' a bit, like other floppy drives. Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Last edited by raoulduke; December 30th, 2016 at 12:55 PM. weblink It's also possible that a piece of dirt on the heads of the drive is scratching the media.

Backups became more of a pain than ever, because I couldn't insert a new disk while removing the previous one. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Home Forums Search Forums Recent Posts Your name or email address: Password: Forgot your password?

There does appear to be a rather disconcerting tick tick tick tick noise from the internal floppy drive when it is attempting to read or write to a disk.

BearKiller, Nov 22, 2016, in forum: Hardware Replies: 4 Views: 171 flavallee Nov 23, 2016 Windows 7 floppy drive tiredloeZman, Apr 11, 2016, in forum: Hardware Replies: 1 Views: 213 bobs-here Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/124261 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Reply With Quote January 5th, 2017,01:08 PM #10 bibilit View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries View Articles Member Join Date Apr 2012 Posts 45 Sometimes is cheaper I'll have to wait for another drive to pop up on eBay (for a decent price!

I don't think lubricating or cleaning will matter because as both NeXT and I have pointed out, this is undoubtedly an alignment issue [if it were simply a matter of cleaning, share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply MacTech68, Jul 13, 2011 MacTech68 macrumors 68000 Joined: Mar 16, 2008 Location: Australia, Perth #2 You may have They were still sealed in the original packaging. check over here I certainly agree, but I'll be a bit busy for the next week or two.

It's rather embarrassing, but here's what it was. But he cleaned his up too and it worked as well. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Does the cleaner disk have to be specific to the 400k drive?

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Basically backwards at both the floppy and the mobo. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC... February 7, 2011 - 3:18am #1 macWilliam Offline Joined: Dec 27 2009 Posts: 26 Re: Floppy Drive woes Do you have a cleaner floppy you could try?

__________________ Real Programmers I didn't have the cable backwards, but I had it upside down, if that makes sense?

Similar Threads - Floppy drive woes DELL Optiplex 780 Floppy Drive Questions ??? I have a brand new floppy drive and two computers with nearly identical config (same mobo, etc). wedge1024, Mar 17, 2003 #1 pronute Joined: Feb 12, 2003 Messages: 3,956 is the onboard FDD controller enabled in BIOS under integrated peripherals? I'm willing to buy a new used drive at this point, pulling my hair out.

If the felt has been worn away or ripped off, then the disk will not make reliable contact with the head. It does look like your motherboard was an original 128K with a non-Apple upgrade to 512K. jedmxr, Jan 9, 2006 #1 StumpedTechy Joined: Jul 7, 2004 Messages: 7,233 Check the power and the direction of the cable as well check your bios to ensure the floppy is Floppy drive woes Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wedge1024, Mar 17, 2003.

Haven't succeeded in booting to floppy a single time. Back to top Report Back to Compact Mac 2 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users Reply to quoted postsClear 68kMLA Forums → 68k Model Staff Online Now crjdriver Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Be careful with the heads on the drives.