Re: Resend: Oceanic drive issues

From: HÁRSFALVI Levente <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:47 +0200
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Our disks seem to hit the age... I archived some boxes of disks a couple 
of months ago and had to clean the head between practically every takes.

Unfortunately I can't already remember how to disassemble the '118. 
(Haven't done so in the last probably two decades.)

Best regards,


On 2015-07-14 22:28, Peter Krefting wrote:
> Trying again, as the mail server rejected my first attempt:
> Hi!
> 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?

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