Hi Michau!, On 2015-11-20 08:22, Michał Pleban wrote: > ... > This looks exactly how my drive is behaving, it throws errors "drive not > ready" or "disk write protected" and then reinserting the disk often > solves the problems. So it seems very likely that these contacts are not > working properly. > > Now the question is, how easy would it be to disassemble the drive to > clean the contacts? I would not like to danage it obviously as finding a > replacement is difficult. At least I have performed that on a regular FB-354 (rev E?...) of an A500+ successfully. (This sort of problem seems to be very common amongst old A500s, especially if they had been stored in a less than suitable place. The drive that I fixed wasn't actually mine, I had bought it as a replacement from eBay, and had to fix it first before I could install it in my A500+). That one was at least fairly serviceable I'd say. Even the small microswitches in subject could be desoldered and taken apart pretty safely. (I was paranoid and disassembled them on a piece of white towel so that I won't lose any of the small parts :-), but otherwise, it was easy). The question left, is whether the drive in the C65 is a close relative of the FB-354. (I haven't seen that variant yet, so I can't decide, although I'd presume yes). Best regards, Levente Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2015-11-20 10:00:52
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