Re: New Member with Help Request Dayton Ohio Area

From: Ray Arachelian <ray_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 19:50:31 -0500

James MacPhail wrote:
> Does the floppy spin when you insert the disk, and is this a 400K drive?
> If so, I suspect a missing head pad... I thought there was an item in
> the faq about this, but I can't find it now. Since you have two
> drives, compare the underside of the black plastic part that holds
> the pad (top of the drive, over the head). There should be a small
> round felt pad (~ 1/8 inch diameter) which presses the floppy media
> against the head when the disk is inserted. I can see it when I look
> in the floppy slot of the bare drive with a flashlight, but I suppose
> it isn't all that obvious.
> Ray - I think you have a picture of that, no?
Yes, that's here:

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