Floppy drive issues

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ultros
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Floppy drive issues

Post by ultros » Fri May 11, 2018 1:23 am

Hi,

I hope my English speaking will be good enough. I'm a newbie here but it is a pleasure to see such a nice website where the ST is not dead. ;)
I have a 520STE with 4MB ram and love using Maxymiser tracker.
But the floppy drive is now dead and can't read any disk. So I finally found Exxos store while searching for a new one.
Here is my question, do I need to upgrade my STE with HDV6 in order to use a ALPS 1.44/720k FLOPPY DRIVE REFURB actually available?

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Floppy drive issues

Post by exxos » Fri May 11, 2018 10:22 am

Have you tried cleaning the drive heads ? viewtopic.php?f=17&t=96

Floppy drives and also failed if the PSU is going bad.

You can use the drives in my store, don't need the HD6 kit unless you are wanting to use 1.44 floppys.
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