Anyone parting out Apple DISK II floppy drives?

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Anyone parting out Apple DISK II floppy drives?

I was working on a short stack of Apple DISK II floppy Drives I marked as bad yesterday when I came across one that needs a new read/write head module (rides on the rails and has a wire connector lead to it. This one got eaten by mice but the chassis and boards are good I want to get it working again, its an early model with rainbow ribbon cable.So if anyone has a read head from a Disk II they are willing to sell please send me a message. Thanks!Mick

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They ate the wires, or the

They ate the wires, or the head module itself?! This I would like to see. I do have some parts drives, also early units,  but I was planning to restore them with parts from some other misc drives. The real issue here is that it takes a lot of time and effort these days for me to just get out of bed, so packing up a £5 part is an ordeal. I also do not recall if all years of the drives have completely interchangeable parts. 

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There ought to be a way to

There ought to be a way to repair or replace those chewed up wires...

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baldrick wrote:There ought to
baldrick wrote:

There ought to be a way to repair or replace those chewed up wires...

 

if it is in fact only the wires, then aye, it is easy. I can send a wiring diagram. They are IIRC, 22 or 24AWG wiring. Same basic thing as wire wrap wire. 

 

This is why I asked, what I asked. 

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There is this. (Not mine.)

There is this. (Not mine.)

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