Re: SX-64 drive belt?

From: Francesco Messineo <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:50:30 +0200
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On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Gerrit Heitsch
<> wrote:
> On 10/28/2016 09:22 AM, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote:
>> Hallo Francesco,
>>>    a really badly abused and hopeless 1541 with a good mechanic...
>> Isn't that a contradiction?
>> I was more thinking in the line of a 1541 with a bad/unrepairable board.
> Or find a 1541 with a broken R/W head.

yes, that too... I'll place a search on a famous auction site if
something pops up.
In the meantime, I "reversed" the original belt, made a bit of
cleaning again and
tuned the motor driver to 367 Hz again. The belt in the original side
was not even able to
turn the floppy when inserted, reversing the side helped a lot. It now
reads most of my floppies and can write/format new ones without
troubles. The original side of the belt probably lost all the "grip"
material by slipping for ages.

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