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  1. Hello I have a bunch of Sony MFD-51W 800k floppy drives that I'd like to put back into my Mac Plus computers so that I can sell them. Fortunately, I was able to get all their eject mechanisms working properly, thanks to James Wages' terrific instructions! But many of the drives have the same issue: Their heads do not move from the zero position to attempt to read the disk. I have only one drive connected to the computer at a time. If a drive works, the computer boots just fine and everything is great! But these drives in which the heads don't move from
  2. Anyone know about Sony 800k floppy drives? I've been learning a lot about them lately as I attempt to get a couple of MacPlus computers ready to sell. I watched a few YouTube videos (especially those from @JDW, which are pretty amazing!), and learned a LOT about what I need to do with these drives to get them working again. I thought I had it all figured out, what with disassembling the drives and lubricating them, replacing that one gear in the eject mechanism and so forth. But a few of the drives just simply would not read. That is, the head assembly stayed at the zero point even wit
  3. Do any of you have the original printed documentation that came with Apple's M0130 external 400K floppy drives? I cannot find a scanned copy anywhere online.
  4. After recapping my Mac512's Analog Board and booting either from a floppy disk (in the internal 400k drive) or booting from the FloppyEMU, with the case back off, I can faintly hear some beeping sounds coming from the area of the analog board, but it doesn't seem to be the speaker that I can tell. Here's a recording of the entire boot sequence, booting off the FloppyEMU: Mac512k_FloppyEMU_BootSounds.mp3 Honestly, I can't remember if I had heard these sounds before the recap, since I normally have the case on. The flyback is good (and tested in a dark room), but it wou
  5. Hello.... For the most part, the most modern Mac I have ever owned was a Color Classic. I made the 640 X 480 Mystic mod. I was looking for a support Mac to help me with my CC. I ended up buying a very dirty Power Macintosh G3 400 (Blue & White) on Craig's List for $50.00. My B&W is a June 1999 model # M7555LL/A: https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g3/specs/powermac_g3_400_bl.html I removed the Maxell battery and I am very lucky in that the battery and the battery holder were very clean. I just ordered a new battery and a SS drive from OWC
  6. Hello people! I recently acquired a Mac Plus while doing a clean out of my grandfather's old factory. The keyboard and mouse were FUBAR, as they had been left under an old can of paint which leaked all over them. He said that there was also a hard drive somewhere, but we couldn't find it. I scrubbed as much old paint of this Mac as I could, and besides from a rather even coat of yellowing, it seems to be in pretty good nick. I took it home and plugged it in, and it made the start up bong and the floppy drive made noises, but the screen never fired up. I cracked open the case and be
  7. I recently picked up a Macintosh SE for $5. The hard disk was dead, as I expected. I put in a boot disk and turned the computer back on. However, I soon realized I was using a System 1.1 Boot disk, which is not compatible with the SE. I don't have an ADB mouse/keyboard, only a 128k/512k/Plus keyboard and mouse. I tried pulling out the disk (I didn't know about the pinhole by the disk drive when I was doing this) , and it came out. I noticed that a small metal bracket is now in the middle of the floppy drive. Is this normal? I noticed it moves upwards when the mac is turned on. I am having some
  8. I have a Mac SE FDHD where the second floppy drive is behaving bad. The eject mechanism works fine, but when I insert a working diskette, it makes the normal disk read sounds a very few times (and in the meantime the mouse pointer gets kinda stuck, as if the computer is working hard). It then gives the dialog saying "This disk is unreadable. Do you want to initialize it?" every time. I've tried with two Mac formatted HD diskettes - both work in the first drive but gives the above behaviour in the second. What to do?
  9. Trying to clean the floppy drive of a Macintosh Plus, now every time I insert a floppy it will automatically eject it. Disassembling the 800k floppy drive I realised that when I put a floppy in it, the motor doesn't spin and then the disk is ejected. Anyone know how to repair it? Any help will be appreciated.
  10. While I'm waiting for parts and money to come in for various motherboard repairs, I decided to fix up a few floppy drives. I took them apart, cleaned them up, applied grease on the sliding parts, and reassembled them. All (six total) but one works fine and boots Norton Emergency Boot Disk on the IIfx. This one drive does not boot. The head goes to track 0 in an attempt to boot, then goes to track 80 and then spits out the disk. I do not know if this disk drive was dead to begin with, I just gathered them and cleaned them up without testing them first. The heads look OK (no broken springs o
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