Troubleshooting an IBM 5155 - (portable personal computer)

From: Jim Leonard <>
Date: Tue Jan 18 16:33:36 2005 wrote:
>>Since I don't have access to a tape head demagnitizer (hey, all I use is
>>DTRS for my recording), how else could I demagnetize these heads?
> Or you could hold it near the
> edge of your monitor, and hit the degauss button.

Don't know about your monitor, but mine (Sony GPD-400) is shielded well enough
that I actually tried that with a formatted 360K floppy disk and it survived.
Of course, you may have just been joking :)

To the original poster: Radio Shack has cheap ($12) degaussers, IIRC...
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