help! how to recover water logged floppies?

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Sun Apr 20 13:31:08 2003

> I had a small accident in my basement a couple of days ago and in
> cleaning everything out I discovered an old box of 5.25 TRS-80/Heathkit
> floppies with all my old stuff on them were damp with water. I let them
> air dry overnight, but some of them still don't spin freely.
> What can I do to recover these disks - I hate to lose them. What sort of

The best way to do it is to _carefully_ slit open the jacket along one
side and extract the media. Clean that carefully (with propan-2-ol, for
example), and slip it into a slit-open jacket obtained from a disk that's
not waterlogged. Of course make sure you get the media in the right way

Once you've done this, make a backup of the disk, of course.

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