[vcf-midatlantic] Mac 400k Floppy Drive cleaning/lubrication.

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 15:04:49 EST 2015

On 12/17/2015 2:06 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I have like 3 or 4 Mac 400k drives (2 external units, and 2 internal)  Is
> someone here adept at cleaning the old grease and re-greasing these drives?
> Here's the systems I need them for:
> Mac 512K - Internal drive & External Drive - Clean and Lube
> Mac 128K - Swap 800K Internal Drive & Replace with 400K drive from Mac
> Plus, plus clean and lube External Drive.
> My Mac 128K has the original mainboard, but has a 1MB RAM Expansion board
> sitting on top of the main board, and likely updated ROM to support the
> 800k Floppy drive.
> I also have 3 or 4 800k drives that also need to be cleaned and lubed.
> While it is probably something I could do myself, I've never had good luck
> when trying to refurbish floppy drives, so I'm looking to find someone who
> could do it for me.
> Thanks,
> Joe
Please talk to Tony Diaz about repair of 400k, 800k, and 1.44mb 
'superdrive' apple/sony floppy drives. There is a specific order of 
teardown, cleaning and lubrication to be followed, IIRC.
See https://archive.org/details/Kfest2010-TonyDiazDiskDriveMaintenance 
for his presentation on this.
Tony can be found on irc.a2central.com irc network in channel #a2c.chat 
as tdiaz or Tony

Jonathan Gevaryahu
jgevaryahu at gmail.com
jgevaryahu at hotmail.com

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