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Old 13 June 2011, 22:00   #1
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How to repair Power Computing floppy drive

Hi all,

My Power Computing floppy drive isn`t working.

This is the drive that can read AMIGA, and PC/MAC floppy disks with the proper software, which I have got.

I haven`t used it for a long time but now, no didsk I insert seems to register. Does it need cleaning somehow,and how do I do that?

Many thanks.
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Old 13 June 2011, 23:51   #2
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error message?

1° sensor of presence fault
2° ring break

you open the drive and replace with one for pc but modded
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I use to have the same drive: it reads HD PC-world floppies, right?

I am sad to say your unit bit the bullet.

Check the little board inside the case: you'll see a very tiny square chip near the floppy cable. If the chip have a burn mark in it, goodbye!

You can make your own external unit using one of the Aminet schemes, but you'll never will be able to read HD floppies again.
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I use to have the same drive: it reads HD PC-world floppies, right?

I am sad to say your unit bit the bullet.

Check the little board inside the case: you'll see a very tiny square chip near the floppy cable. If the chip have a burn mark in it, goodbye!

You can make your own external unit using one of the Aminet schemes, but you'll never will be able to read HD floppies again.
Ok, thanks for info.

I`ll try to get a 2nd hand one.
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