Resend: Oceanic drive issues

From: Peter Krefting <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:28:02 +0100 (CET)
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Trying again, as the mail server rejected my first attempt:


I sat down copying disks yesterday evening, using my Oceanic drive[1] 
and a ZoomFloppy cable. After copying 40 or so disks, I ended up with 
one that was unreadable and had the read head "bump" a lot. I aborted 
the read, but after that I am unable to read any disks. It just 
"bumps" a bit and returns a 74 "drive not ready" error.

I tried opening it to see if it got stuck, but I only get to the PCB 
side, and haven't quite figured out how to get to the head to check 
it. What should I look for? Is there a software way to force it to 
unlock? Have I forever destroyed the drive?

\\// Peter -

  [1] I don't know the model, it's unmarked and I bought it second-hand.

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