Help! my plus's floppy is not working...

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Help! my plus's floppy is not working. the built in floppy drive of my mac plus eject properly and when reading a disk sounds like it is running properly but when i insert a disk it gives me a message asking me if i want to initialize the disk and then i will click 1 or 2 sided disk and it starts and sounds fine then it tells me that the initialization failed and spits the disk out. Please help! i want to get this running again!

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Is the drive full of dust bunnies? I've had floppy disks stop reading or writing to disks due to a heard of dust buffalo taking up residence inside.

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How...

How would i go about cleaning the drive?

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remove the drive from the computer, open it up, and use a can of compressed air to carefully blow the dust out. Be carefull to not blow the dust deeper into the mechanism, and don't touch the read/write heads w/ anything

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Thanks...

Thanks, but it didn't work. Well thank you i appreciate the effort. If you guys have any other suggestions i will be willing to try them

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Need a replacement drive?

I have a dead Plus I could pull a floppy drive from. PM me if you're interested and we'll work out a price that makes us both happy.

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