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Old 05 September 2008, 15:18   #1
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A600 floppy placement.

I`m building my A600HD and one thing bothers me:
orginally it came with top metal shield. floppy lies on top of it, just like this:

i`ve marked interesting spot - corner of the drive.

as i had to remove shield, now my floppy lies directly on the board (there is defenitely contact there):


even if it`s tightly screwed to the case, it will slightly move when inserting/ejecting disks and scratch mobo components with its corner. what do you think - should i secure it somehow or what?

PS - photos are not takem by me, used from amiga.org gallery
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Old 05 September 2008, 15:32   #2
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To be honest, I have been running 2 of my A600's for about 3 years without a shield and havent had a problem?
However I will look into it when I get home!
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Old 06 September 2008, 02:41   #3
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Do you secure the floppy unit from outside too?

In the outer bottom case there two holes who matches the screw holes from the floppy unit.
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Old 06 September 2008, 03:36   #4
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I`m building my A600HD and one thing bothers me:
orginally it came with top metal shield. floppy lies on top of it, just like this:

i`ve marked interesting spot - corner of the drive.

as i had to remove shield, now my floppy lies directly on the board (there is defenitely contact there):


even if it`s tightly screwed to the case, it will slightly move when inserting/ejecting disks and scratch mobo components with its corner. what do you think - should i secure it somehow or what?

PS - photos are not takem by me, used from amiga.org gallery
Floppy on motherboard == bad.

Just get some sticky contact pad things (eg 3M) to cushion it and at the same time fix it in place....a 2-for-1 solution
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Old 08 September 2008, 08:47   #5
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I never gave that much thought myself, I've never owned an A600 that has the metal shield in place. :-)
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