HELP! Kaypro 2X Drive (Was: HELP! Osbourne drives)

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Date: Mon Sep 13 19:39:39 1999

>This made me remember that I have a perhaps similar problem with one of my
>Kaypro drives. It works at first, but eventually wears away portions of the
>disk making the disk unusable. (After a few uses, if you hold the disk
>up to the light there are arcs
>that are clear.) I assume this is a head alignment issue.

Why assume this? And why is everyone so quick to assume that the
first thing you want to do to a floppy drive is realign the heads?
Reminds me of those folks who insist on tweaking the IF cores in all
their AM/FM radios without the proper test equipment, and then they
wonder why it doesn't perform so well anymore...

In my experience, the only floppy drives I've ever had to realign
the heads on were drives that someone else decided to align the heads on :-).

Two questions:

1. Single sided drive? If so, check the head load pad. An extremely
worn head load pad will gouge up the media for sure.

2. Double sided drive? If so, is there anything wedged in the spring
supports that'll make the heads press against the media with too much

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