It's highly likely that the disk that failed has shed oxide onto the R/W head. If you have a cleaning disk, use that. If you don't, some isopropyl alcohol on a cotton bud will suffice. (Americans call them "q-tips for some reason) Open the case, and you'll see the R/W head under a spring-loaded pad. Lift the pad lightly, and work the wet cotton-bud on the surface of the R/W head underneath until it's clean. Julian > Trying again, as the mail server rejected my first attempt: > Hi! > I sat down copying disks yesterday evening, using my Oceanic drive > 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? -- Best regards, Julian mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2015-07-14 22:00:07
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