Neil, what exactly has failed. Will it seek, move to track zero (restore) with a restore command if the head is wound inwards. Are you just getting misreads. Often on the latter I have seen people toss drives only to see that the problem was buildup of oxide on the read/write heads. It appears as a streak on the glass like surface of the head(s) and often has to be carefully scraped off with a blade.
From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of nbreeden
One of my Shugard 800 floppy drives has finally failed; I'd like to send both my drives in to be fixed, calibrated and aligned etc. I see several links on Google for companies that repair drives. Does anyone have any experience with getting a drive repaired? Any recommendations?