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Cumana Floppy Disc Drive Fault

hi,

I have a twin, double sided 40/80 track Cumana Disc drive on my Master which
has been in happy use for years. Drive 0 now refuses to format, verify or
*mount (in ADFS)

The floppy discs check out ok as they can still be read and written in Drive
1.

Are these drive still serviceable by anyone? Or are there common problems
that I may be able to have a look at myself?

Any ideas?


Cheers

Tim


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In article <bvmr2c$d9d$1@titan.btinternet.com>, Tim Vickerstaff
<URL:mailto:Tim.J.Vickerstaff@.MISSING-HOST-NAME.> wrote:
> hi,
> 
> I have a twin, double sided 40/80 track Cumana Disc drive on my Master which
> has been in happy use for years. Drive 0 now refuses to format, verify or
> *mount (in ADFS)
> 
> The floppy discs check out ok as they can still be read and written in Drive
> 1.
> 
> Are these drive still serviceable by anyone? Or are there common problems
> that I may be able to have a look at myself?

We can repair or replace most BBC B/Master items including disc drives.

The cheapest option would be picking some up at a car boot sale, but they
only appear the week after you've made an alternative arrangement:-)


Chris Evans

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