How to sabotage a 5 1/5 floppy drive...

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Tue Jan 25 12:41:37 2005

On Jan 25 2005, 11:40, Bill Sudbrink wrote:
> without really trying:
> Part amusing story, part warning.
[ ... ]
> So I open up the drive, straighten out the latch and then, since I
have it
> apart anyway, decide to clean the head. I get a Q-Tip and some
> lift the pressure pad arm and clean the head. (Anybody spot the
> yet?)

Yes, because I did it once on a similar drive. I had to dismantle it
to straighten the spring steel strip, and then re-align the upper head,
IIRC (it was a double-sided drive). Quite a few drives are like that.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Jan 25 2005 - 12:41:37 GMT

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