Re: Lisa 2/10 floppy drive help

From: James MacPhail <gg__at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 00:46:36 -0800

>> >Apparently, when I insert a floppy disk, it isn't
>> >displacing a small black plastic piece far enough to block the RED
>> >lights, thus the floppy disk drive doesn't know that a disk has been
>> >inserted.

>The plastic bar on the other side, used to
>check if the write protection is enabled, has a small black plastic
>piece that stickes up on it, maybe that is missing on this bar?

Yes, as you have discovered, there is (or was) a black plastic pin that sticks up to detect the disk (on the right) or the write protect tab (on the left). These black plastic pieces are mirror images of each other, more or less.

These always seemed like a likely source of failure to me, but AFAIK, breaking one off is not a common problem, so you might find a replacement from a junk drive that suffered a different problem.

Glad to hear you made some progress!


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