Shugart 801 floppy drives

From: Dwight K. Elvey <>
Date: Mon Aug 25 11:56:15 2003

Hi Jules
 The most common problems of these machines are:
1. small bits of the belt rubber stuck to the pullies.
2. dirty or magnitized head
3. sticking bearings or screw in head assembly.

 I clean the surfaces of the pullies by dragging a knife
along the surface while spinning. This is the most over
looked cause.

>From: "Jules Richardson" <>
>Does anybody know of any resources on the 'net for Shugart 801 8" drive info?
>(data / power connector information, PSU voltages etc.)
>I have one in a machine with booting problems and I'd like to do some initial
>diagnostics on.
Received on Mon Aug 25 2003 - 11:56:15 BST

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