8" drive collets

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Tue Feb 24 17:58:35 2004

On Feb 24, 23:25, John Honniball wrote:
> Pete Turnbull wrote:
> > Today I discovered that the fault on drive 0 of my SWTPC twin 8"
> > box is due to a cracked collet -- the 8-fingered black plastic
> > with a ball race in the centre, that holds the floppy disk onto the
> > hub.
> I have some spare 8" disk drives here, if that'll help at all. Or if
> anyone else wants 'em? One's a Shugart SA-801, the others I can't
> remember (but I can look them up).

I like the drives I have so I don't really want to replace them, and it
seems silly to cannibalise a good drive to fix a bust one. And I
*definitely* don't have room for more (unfortunately -- I'd like to put
one or two on a PC). But thanks for the offer.

OTOH, I might fit one into my Cromemco. I'll check that tomorrow...

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Feb 24 2004 - 17:58:35 GMT

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