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boye
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« on: May 15, 2019, 02:59:25 PM »

Is there a guide fro re-aligning the FDS drive? I'm mostly unsure about the motor speed and if there's a sweet spot..
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 06:55:40 PM »

Well i only know this page http://www.famicomdisksystem.com/
Contains very interesting technical info and more.
Tell me if that works for you  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 07:54:34 PM »

I highly recommend watching Retro Raider's FDS Belt Replacement video, there's a part where he shows a new, faster method for realign your FDS, no tedious screw tightening and you don't need to remove the spring mechanism. Check it out and see if it suits your needs. Wink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOY1G3Sg11Q
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 06:01:31 AM »



1. Too much disassembling.
2. Awful light and off focus.

Hints:
- first use craft knife to remove old belt, like peeling apple Smiley
- no need to shift wires
- no need to remove face panel of the red box
- no need to remove face panel of the drive
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 04:54:21 PM »

Hahaha, so it's actually a worse solution than the more common method? I thought it was the other way around   Undecided
Oh well, I'll look more into it and see if I can find something better, although I think you're better off following Famicomdisksystem.com's guide, or getting an already fully functional FDS...
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 07:11:13 PM »

For what it's worth, if you're just replacing the belt and your drive already works, you can slip the new belt on without much disassembly and it will work the same as before the belt broke. All you have to do is remove one of the screws on the metal triangle part - the one closest to the motor, I believe, loosen the others, and slide the belt under.
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boye
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 06:15:17 PM »

My belt's still working. I just effed around with the motor speed so my FDS would work more reliably, but did just the opposite.
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