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February 7, 2007, 12:32 pm
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One problem floppy drive in a laptop, I hear a "wine" noise (belt slip)
during an attempt to read a floppy. I removed the floppy drive and checked
it. I removed the belt and cleaned it with a rubber cleaner/revitalizer.
Afterwards, no more "wine" noise and the floppy drive can read/write now.
I would like to buy a new belt, but this belt is very small in thickness
(can't use any other type of belt), and I doubt I can find a source that
On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 12:36:04 GMT, email@example.com (Brad) wrote:
Re: UPDATE: Most Common Problem With Floppy Disk Drives
Try cleaning the heads.
If it's a very dirty environment, there can be problems in the optical
sensor that initiaalizes the stepper postion.
As drives wear out, the track position moves. Disks written in one
might not read in another. Format the disk in the drive you want to use
What kind of drive do you want a belt for? Haven't seen a drive with a
belt in more than a decade. Most are direct drive these days.
Used standard 3.5" drives can be had for a buck at computer parts stores.
Sometimes you can find suitable belt replacements at an O-ring store.
There's a warehouse here that sells nothing but O-rings. I go in with
my busted device and they find a match. It's cheaper for them to give
it to me than to fill out the paperwork. Nice guys.
Stereo/VCR repair places can often get belts.