WTB: F1 spirit 3D special

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By Wolverine_nl

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26-10-2018, 13:59

google is your friend..always google Tongue

By radicalfaith360

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26-10-2018, 20:32

I’ve looked at several articles for disassembling a disk and they all explain that the plastic will break off. If I’m going to open the originals the plastic can’t break off. I need to know how to open them without doing irreparable damage and no articles I’ve found on the internet explain that.

By Wolverine_nl

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26-10-2018, 21:37

did you try with a cheap empty disk?

By radicalfaith360

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26-10-2018, 22:47

Wolverine_nl wrote:

did you try with a cheap empty disk?

Yes I did. Just as a test. Sure enough the plastic snapped apart so there was no putting it back together. The disk was already a lost cause so there's no harm there.

By Stt1

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27-10-2018, 15:28

Sorry to say, but even if you find working old disks or swap the magnetic media on the old ones, they will render non-working again in future. That happens sooner or later for all magnetic media. And also cartridges (though the process is lot slower). Also optical media will rotten during time...

I would be just happy to have complete set in shelf and use SD/CF-card solution with a real computer. Or if it has to be real disks, then write images to common disks.

By hamlet

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27-10-2018, 17:18

You said it. All disks will break sooner or later...

By radicalfaith360

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29-10-2018, 23:02

Stt1 wrote:

Sorry to say, but even if you find working old disks or swap the magnetic media on the old ones, they will render non-working again in future. That happens sooner or later for all magnetic media. And also cartridges (though the process is lot slower). Also optical media will rotten during time...

I would be just happy to have complete set in shelf and use SD/CF-card solution with a real computer. Or if it has to be real disks, then write images to common disks.

Well no shit. But given my preservation efforts, I'm set up for these games to outlast me. I'll be playing these games into my 90s.

By danielt

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03-11-2018, 23:07

Hi radicalfaith360,
Like you, I like to preserve old MSX games disk. I'm using Kryoflux for this.
It allow me to create exact copy of disks at the "flux level"...(including errors and protections) and to store it as files (one per track) on a PC for archive. Then, I can create a new disk….which is an exact copy of the original.
My original of F1Spirit 3D special is in very good conservation. I could arrange you a copy of the 2 disks for you....on 2 new disks....or on disks where you replaced the magnetic disk with a new one.

By uberjack

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16-11-2018, 04:42

A bit late to this, but it's pretty clear that iFixit article is tongue-in-cheek:

Quote:

* This antique technology has virtually no replacement parts.
* Replacement of the tape or cleaning pads are impossible without breaking the case.
* The cleaning pads are held on with tight adhesive, making replacement difficult.
* Attempts to use heat to loosen adhesive may result in the case melting.

By uberjack

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16-11-2018, 05:05

I got a copy of SD Snatcher off eBay a while back. I got stuck with it, because I wasn't able to test the media until months after I bought it, and by then it was too late. The disks are unfixable - they have tears in some places, bad mold in others.

I ended up replacing the floppies by removing the shutters and labels from the old diskettes and placing them on new ones. Overall, everything was relatively simple - I expected swapping the shutters to be difficult, but that was actually the easiest part. Replacing labels was a bit trickier, since the adhesive is so weak, but glue sticks seem to work well enough.

The end result is actually quite decent and difficult to tell from the original: https://imgur.com/a/lEStLEs

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