"Disk Error" "Not Ready" [SOLVED]

By Dustin Pease

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28-11-2015, 04:46

just wanted to post my adventures with my FDD on my new(to me) F1XDJ. I am very brand new to MSX's and i was trying to format some 720kb DD floppies and i got the error

"not ready"

well i had read that these drives had a belt so i opened it up and sure enough, the belt was brittle and flaking all over the place. after cleaning it and getting a new belt sent, the wheels were spinning but i still was getting a

"disk error"

error. i took the drive apart again and cleaned the R/W heads with some alcohol and a qtip. it now works great! just thought id post this if anyone else is getting the same error. Cheers

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By Latok

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28-11-2015, 08:18

Thx for your posting! Must have been a great feeling when you got that drive working again Smile