Osborne Floppy Drives

From: Erik and Karen Klein <ekklein_at_pacbell.net>
Date: Fri Mar 29 16:43:30 2002

Thank you all for the generous offers of assistance, information and

I've already got another pair of drives coming from another list member,
but I really appreciate your offer.

The kindness and generosity of the folks on this list is really amazing.

   Erik S. Klein

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Rich Beaudry
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 11:16 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Osborne Floppy Drives

>>Before you scrap them?
>>I'm looking for some old 5.25" drives to bring back a couple of
Osborne 1s
>>to dual drive status.
>Be advised that the Osborne drives are not directly interchangeable
>`normal' 5.25" drives. The ribbon cable to the card edge carries drive
>power as well as signals and is wired differently. You will need to
>conjure an adapter to use normal ones.

I have an Osborne 1 that has had dead video for a while. Since it is a
spare anyway, I would be willing to disassemble the drives, and send
them to
the original poster (Erik, I think?). I'd also try to save any cables,
connectors, screws, etc.

One caveat... this O1 has had dead video since I got it, so I have never

fully tested out the floppies... I suppose at some point I could have
swapped them into a working O1, but I never had the time....

If the original poster could email me off-list, we can exchange shipping

information. I will not charge for the drives, but because they're not
light, I'd appreciate reimbursement for shipping....


Rich B.

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Received on Fri Mar 29 2002 - 16:43:30 GMT

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