How should I care for my floppy disk drive?

Question

How can I maintain and protect my floppy drive from problems and defects? What are the necessary precautionary measures and tips do I have to do or make to eliminate damages and problems in my floppy disk drive?

Answer

This question was answered on April 30, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Floppy disk drives are pretty easy to take care of The only thing I would recommend is to not stick anything into them that doesn't belong (which includes anything other than a floppy disk) If a floppy drive starts to give you problems, simply replace it The current cost of a brand new one is less than $20

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Posted by Jeff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 30, 2002