Unusual stuff inside computers

Tothwolf tothwolf at concentric.net
Sat Aug 1 20:35:30 CDT 2015

On Sat, 1 Aug 2015, drlegendre . wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 6:05 PM, Vlad Stamate <vlad.stamate at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I recently got a very nice HP 9816 with a 9121 drive unit from Earl 
>> Baugh (thanks Earl!). The computer worked fine but the primary drive of 
>> the 9121 refused to read the disk and made a continuous beating noise. 
>> After I cleaned it on the outside I opened it to see what is wrong with 
>> it. And I found this piece inside the drive itself: 
>> http://imgur.com/dlqOexX (floppy added for size comparison).
> What is that item?
> Looks like a piece of laced (p)leather-craft from a children's summer 
> camp project..

Maybe it's a money clip?

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