Hi All, I'm new here and thought I would finally ask this question.
I have an Apple 5.25 floppy drive that makes an occasional click, and simultaneous higher pitched noise, compared to normal drive operation, that results in a floppy read failure.. it happens with multiple floppies that I know are tested good floppies.. and it doesn't happen with every floppy I boot off of.. it's currently daisy chained off a 3.5 Apple floppy drive, and then to my IIGS..
I have opened the 5.25 drive and did noticed some rust along side the top of the metal chassis, but the controller card looks very clean, and other parts of the drive as well..
At first I thought it was dirt on the head, but I'm not sure.. should I use isopropyl alcohol ? I don't want to purposely damage it due to lack of research.. or does this sound like an alignment problem?
I did make a video recording the issue, and posted it to my Youtube account.. but I think pasting in that link on this posting would be taboo?