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Old 13 December 2012, 19:04   #1
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Panasonic JU-253-043P woes

I have a JU-253-043P drive in need of repair.


The small disk detector switch has broken off and I need to mend it.

Question is, how do I remove the top plate holding the disk, without royally screwing up the drive ?



Ok got it open now.
Shite bad bad switch design by Panasonic here..
Why couldn't it be spring loaded like a Chinon-FB354....

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Feck it.. I have ordered a couple of new drives from AmigaKit now.

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Old 09 December 2014, 22:33   #2
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Late response here...

But did you ever got it fixed?

I have the exact same problem here.
 
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Hi affeee, I fixed a broken switch in an Epson floppy drive a while ago Although the switch looks different compared to the Panasonic one - two switches inside of one case compared to two single switches - the basic function should be exactly the same. I opened the plastic case of the switch and put very thin nails inside to replace the plastic sticks that I ruined before In order to fit into the switch's metal springs, I soldered small cylinders on the nails' heads. Then I cut the nails to correct length, put the plastic case back in position and fixed it with hot glue. It doesn't look very nice but it works perfectly See here for a picture: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=934712&postcount=51

On the other hand, if you feel this is too much hassle for you, I currently have a replacement Panasonic drive for sale on Amibay here: http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...ive-for-Amigas
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Old 10 December 2014, 00:29   #4
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Late response here...

But did you ever got it fixed?

I have the exact same problem here.
Nah I fitted a new from AmigaKit in the A500 and haven't looked at the old drive since.
I still have it though.

I totally forgot about this thread.
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Apologies for resurrecting this thread, but the question of how to remove the metal plate had not been answered.

The answer is that you need to remove the eject button first (lift up the tab at the back of it first before pulling it out). Then press in the metal eject button holder, holding it there whilst lifting up the metal plate and the holding up the top read head.

It's a tricky combination, but easy once you know how.
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Better late than never.
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Old 06 September 2019, 20:32   #7
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I'm trying to fix my JU-253-043P and found this thread, and I did spend ages trying to figure it out, so I thought I would save other people some time!
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