Any chance of saving this FDS disk?

Started by togemet2, February 24, 2023, 10:11:31 pm

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February 24, 2023, 10:11:31 pm Last Edit: October 16, 2023, 10:15:11 pm by togemet2 Reason: solved issue.


Well, if you're suspecting calibration issues, you could try slightly adjusting the spindle position and/or speed of the motor until the disk could be properly dumped?


You have three adjustments: spindle alignment, read head position, and motor speed.

the guide for correctly aligning the spindle is here:

If you have a scope, you can use it to set the read head at a position where the signal is strongest using this guide:
you can also try doing this with a good digital caliper.

motor speed can be tuned with the copy master program:
I believe a speed of 4-5 should be optimal when a disk is inserted.

good luck. if you want to sell it afterwards, let me know.


Thanks for the links, fingers crossed everything goes smoothly!

Will update if I can get anything working.