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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Brad, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Brad

    Brad Guest

    Hi,

    One problem floppy drive in a laptop, I hear a "wine" noise (belt slip)
    during an attempt to read a floppy. I removed the floppy drive and checked
    it. I removed the belt and cleaned it with a rubber cleaner/revitalizer.
    Afterwards, no more "wine" noise and the floppy drive can read/write now.

    I would like to buy a new belt, but this belt is very small in thickness
    (can't use any other type of belt), and I doubt I can find a source that
    sells them.
    Brad
     
  2. Try a hydraulics shop for o-rings and other seals.
     
  3. rebel

    rebel Guest

    Here in Australia we have a trade shop which supplies repairers with components,
    and they have an extensive range of circular/square/flat drive belts for audio
    etc gear. I'm sure there are similar suppliers over your side.
     

  4. A floppy drive with a belt, and in a laptop? I haven't seen anything
    but direct drive motors in floppy drives, since the 360K full height
    5.25" drives went away. Who made the drive, and what is the model
    number?


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  5. I'm sure I've seen belts in 3.5" laptop drives, but they'd date
    from a time when the floppy drives were the only storage the laptop
    had.

    Michael
     
  6. budgie

    budgie Guest

    My AcerNote Lite laptops use external floppy drives which have a belt drive.

    I suspect it is done to achieve a low profile (although why a low profile
    matters on an external drive is a mystery).
     

  7. I've seen hundreds of 3.5" drives, including the early full height,
    but never one with a drive belt.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  8. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    http://www.gamesx.com/misctech/panamsxdrive.htm

    The floppy drive in a Roland S-10 sampling keyboard also has a belt.
     
  9. Splork

    Splork Guest

    For belts, I have been lucky here. Menu on left side: Belts
     
  10. bz

    bz Guest

    Where is 'here'? I don't see any menu on the left side of my screen. I am
    using xnews to read the sci.electonics.repair newsgroup.

    I am guessing that you are using google groups or some other way of
    reading news groups, but you need to keep in minds that many others are
    not doing so and are not seeing the ads that you are seeing.


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    bz 73 de N5BZ k

    please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
    infinite set.

    remove ch100-5 to avoid spam trap
     
  11. There are no URLs in his message. He must have forgot to paste them
    in.

    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  12. Gary Tait

    Gary Tait Guest

    I had a Toshiba Satellite 100 (I think). It was a PI-75, with a 540 MB HDD.
    Its floppy drive spindle was belt driven from a DC-PM motor.I think though,
    the slightly newert Laptop I have has a direct drive floppy.
     
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