I recently posted to the IRC and was told that this would be better for the fourm.
I have two Disk II drives that power on but can't read. I'd like to restore full function in them. I've heard that there's issues with the belt melting in these old drives, and unless anyone guesses otherwise, I'm assuming that this is the issue. I'd go and open the drive to find out if this is the issue, but I know that floppy drives can require calibration if you mess around in them, so I want to avoid messing up calibration. Is this actually avoidable or can I replace the belt without any issue? If this does turn out to be the issue, where can I obtain a belt for it? I remember watching something years ago where the creator of the video just got a big assortment of differently sized belts.