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Date: Sun Feb 22 17:13:42 1998

> Well, I've never had a Teac drive fail in a way that it couldn't be
> fixed. Ditto _old, full height_ Shugart and Tandon, but they're not
> applicable here.
Very few teacs were dead but last few years quality seemed to go down
a bit so I have no idea if it still holds up.
> The one advantage of Teac drives is that you can get the service/repair
> manual. I have it for several versions of the FD55 (5.25" drive) and the
> FD235 (3.5" drive). It means you can be _sure_ your drive is correctly
> aligned.
In my case, I have a teac 3.5" with a blown stepper ic. And it's
Teac designed IC. :(......

> What floppy drives would you recomend?
Old Toshiba (Citizen lookalike as well) and Old Sony after long
resoldering session.

> Actually, sleeve bearing fans can last for a very long time _if_ you
> dismantle them from time to time and oil them. But that's _quality_
> sleeve bearing fans, not the cheap trash that you find in this sort of PSU.
You're asolutely correct but who we know is one we can have with that
kind of quality level?

> a schematic printed on the box that the keyboard came in (which I'd cut
> out and filed), but (I guess) not too suprisingly it was incorrect!.
Hee hee. I liked those keyboards with mechanical switches on a
soldered PCB besides BTC's.
> given in the IBM TechRef. It fails to work properly with Linux, for example.
Checkit will show that instantly too but I have not seen cheapo fail
like this. Or I missed something vital?

> more than 6 months? OK, I exagerate a bit, but most modern monitors are
> worse than the 17 year old Barco I happen to have...
True. These days, All of them are all over the map on quality
issues and play games with who wins the most damage by shipper.
We have one or two shippers won this award already.

> -tony
Jason D.
Pero, Jason D.
Received on Sun Feb 22 1998 - 17:13:42 GMT

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