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Old 24 January 2016, 12:58   #1
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Amiga 500 Panasonic floppy drive only spinning sometimes.

Hello folks,

I have a Panasonic floppy drive for the A500 that will only spin if the motor is aligned in a certain angle at startup. I have to manually rotate the metal wheel in order to make it work.

I suspect that one of the coils in the motor doesn't get any currency. My primary suspect is the capacitor in the photo below. It was very dirty, either from a beverage spill through the floppy door or from leakage.

Also, is the disc- or wheel-like component in the next picture supposed to look like that, or has something broken off?

Cheers, Mike
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Old 24 January 2016, 13:37   #2
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Try replacing the cap, maybe it will fix it. :-)

The trimmer looks like it should.
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Old 24 January 2016, 13:47   #3
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I will try to do that. Can you help me identify it, so I'm certain to order the right one? All it says is 35 v. I can't seem to see any f value. Also, I suspect you need to be careful not to order one that won't fit physically into the drive. It's only about 6 mm high. Cheers.
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Old 24 January 2016, 14:12   #4
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It says 10 right in the middle. This is in µF.
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Old 24 January 2016, 14:35   #5
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Hi!.
Yeap, change capacitor!!.
10uf x 35v
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Old 24 January 2016, 16:20   #6
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Thanks guys! I'll tell what happened.
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