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Cleaning disk drive heads

Library Systems Newsletter [March 1982]

Libraries which own micros with floppy disk storage may wish to invest in a cleaning kit. In normal operation the heads of floppy disk drives pick up oxide particles from disk surfaces.

As the particles accumulate on the head, the head is lifted away from the disk and read/write errors occur. Cleaning the heads with a swab and a cleaner, as recommended by several disk manufacturers, is a nuisance because the heads are difficult to get to without taking the disk drive cabinet apart. The easier way of getting the job done is to purchase a cleaning diskette on which the cleaning solution is applied. The spinning diskette will clean the heads in 30 seconds without effort.

A kit containing a cleaning diskette and solution costs $55 and is good for 60 weekly cleanings. The supplier, INMAC, has distribution centers in most principal cities. [Contact: INMAC, 246 Augustine Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051. 910-338-2091].

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Publication Year:1982
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 2 Number 03
Issue:March 1982
Page(s):19-20
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:3766
Last Update:2022-07-27 15:51:51
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00
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