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Friday, 14 February 2020

USB Floppy Disk Drive Repair - Photo Floppy

One of my USB Floppy Disk Drives stopped working today so before putting it in the Spares and Repairs pile I thought I'd grab a screwdriver and see if there was anything I could do to get this working again...


As you can see, I had to carefully remove two of the rubber feet to reveal the 2 screws I needed to remove to get in to the disk drive.  Once I had removed the screws I took a good look at the drive and couldn't see anything wrong, except for the metal bar at the front of the drive was slightly bent so I straightened that out.

After putting the drive back together (despite not actually doing any repairs) I decided to quickly test it and (as if by magic) it was reading and writing disks again!

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