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

From: Joe <>
Date: Mon Sep 13 21:19:17 1999

   How long can you use the disks before they fail? It sounds like you just
need to replace the disks more often. Floppy disks aren't intended to last
forever. When I worked for Burroughs and 8" floppy disks were still new,
we were told to replace them every 40 hours. If you're getting less life
then it sounds like the head is cocked and putting too much pressure in one
spot or else there's too much pressure on the head. I don't know how that
could happen though.


At 04:36 PM 9/13/99 -0700, you wrote:
>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. If so, is there an easy way to realign the heads (perhaps
dropping the unit a la Apple III), or should I just look for another floppy

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