Drive alignment

From: Terry Yager <>
Date: Wed Aug 25 12:28:35 2004

What I've seen (numerous times) with those double-sided 8" drives is when the drives are shipped/moved without the proper head protecting cardboard inserts, the heads themselves tend to slam against each other every time the truck hits a bump. This causes the heads, which are made of glass, to chip, crack and break. In the most extreme cases, the broken head will actually cut a groove in the media. Look for holes or grooves in your floppies.


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Received on Wed Aug 25 2004 - 12:28:35 BST

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