8" drive collets

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Tue Feb 24 15:56:19 2004

Today I discovered that the fault on drive 0 of my SWTPC twin 8" drive
box is due to a cracked collet -- the 8-fingered black plastic part,
with a ball race in the centre, that holds the floppy disk onto the
hub. I've had this happen before on an 8" drive, and repaired it by
gluing with Araldite (epoxy), but I'd prefer a better repair. Does
anyone know of a source for new collets, which seem to be the same on
several different makes of 8" drive? The other drive in the pair looks
set to go the same way real soon, as it's got a lot of small cracks in

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Feb 24 2004 - 15:56:19 GMT

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