Need help repairing floppy drive

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By radicalfaith360

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05-10-2018, 02:47

Meits wrote:

That'll work but it'll cost you a cartridge slot and you'll have your disk stuffed with stuff that's already inside your computer.

My MSX has two cartridge slots so it's not a problem for me. As long as I can still use the sound cartridge for Snatcher. What do you mean by "disk stuffed with stuff"?

By radicalfaith360

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16-10-2018, 05:19

New development. I found that the disk read/write header was SCRATCHING the magnetic piece of the disk! My save backup disk has clear uniform circular scratches on the magnetic surface of the disk itself, so I assume that disk is beyond fucked. Not a big deal if so. HOWEVER, there are VERY faint uniform scratches on a couple of actual game disks that are only visible under the correct light. Are these disks fucked too? I don't want to believe I permanently ruined a genuine copy of Snatcher.

By Wolverine_nl

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16-10-2018, 09:16

correcting the header is very very difficult, it could be a number of things, plus you need to be able to re-calibrate it again. That is allot of effort which can be futile in the end.
I had a drive with a misaligned head in my TurboR and I could at one point get it to read a test disk, it could write it, but it could not be read by one of my other MSX's, so the head angle, movement, which was unclear with correct tools, was screwed.
I found a replacement drive and replaced it and all is working fine.

About your Snatcher disks. Could you post some photo's where we can see the damage? Some one might know the condition. But without you putting it in an actual correct working drive, there is no telling. Sad

By radicalfaith360

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17-10-2018, 06:33

I can't get the pics uploaded from my phone. Technical difficulties. The Snatcher disk has two very faint circular scratches near the top hub of the disk.

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