Re: [NTLK] [OT]: dead SE FDHD (was:my old Mac SE20~help!)

From: Andy Taylor <>
Date: Wed Aug 19 2009 - 11:33:28 EDT

Thanks Jon, but I don't think I understand this!
As I replied to G Younk, I found couple of floppies that (sort of )
worked. Since writing that, I've found that floppies that did work 10
mins ealrier stopped working. Plus the drive made noises it never made
before whilst trying to read the disk.
I guess this all points to a faulty floppy drive, huh?
Pity, I was just getting my hopes up.

Incidentally, before things started turning ugly again, I was finding
one previously rejected System Disk got as far as its startup screen
before giving up.
Plus, the clock was set to April 3 2009 which surprised me as I
thought it would either be correct or back at 1970...

On 19 Aug 2009, at 16:13, Jon Glass wrote:

Sadly, this is probably the more likely. Good side is that if you can
make a new one, it will read, as it will be made on the misaligned

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