From: Patrycjusz R. Łogiewa (silverdr_at_inet.com.pl)
Date: 2005-06-17 15:15:58
On 2005-06-17, at 14:23, MagerValp wrote: >>>>>> "ST" == Spiro Trikaliotis <email@example.com> writes: >>>>>> > > WL> When floppy drives are shipped, they should have a floppy disk (or > WL> equivalent retainer) latched in the drive, as it would be when in > WL> use. This protects the mechanism from rough handling. > > ST> I knew this from 5 1/4" mechanics - that special paperback insert > ST> which tries to keep the heads on track 1 (or 0) - but I've never > ST> seen such a thing for a 3 1/2" drive, thus, I thought these were > ST> not necessary there. > > IIRC, when I got my A500 in 1989, it came with a 2-3mm thick cardboard > insert in the floppy drive. At least that's where I think that insert > came from... I tend to believe that it must have been from something else ;-) Frankly - literally thousands A500s passed through my place and as well as a number of other machines earlier and later on. I have to admit that I have never, ever seen a single "head protector" for a 3.5" drive. Yes. I've seen many drives transported with diskettes in them, which I always considered to be wrongdoing anyway. -- I don't want a pickle, I just wanna ride on my motorsickle. And I don't want to die, I just want to ride on my motorcy. Cle. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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