On 2023/05/25 5:11 p.m., Sellam Abraham via cctalk wrote:
You may save yourself some time with this nifty contraption ==>
It's a floppy disk cleaning apparatus. You place the floppy disk into the
frame, apply your cleaning solution and cloth to the index opening, and
then manually spin the disk.
If you have a 3D printer then Thingiverse has 3.5 and 5.25 inch floppy
On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 3:36 PM Tom Stepleton via cctalk <
> Amidst all the floppy archiving discussion, here's a slightly different
> The weather is warmer now where I live, so it's starting to be a good time
> to do messy work outdoors. I have some mouldy floppy diskettes that I'd
> like to try to read (mostly 5.25"), plus a good flux reader. What is the
> best way to attempt to image these floppies?
> My thinking right now is that for each floppy I can attempt this procedure:
> - remove the mouldy cookie from the infected disk jacket; discard the
> - give the cookie the best clean I can (how?) and allow to dry
> - place the cookie in a clean disk jacket
> - attempt to image
> - clean floppy drive heads
> Does this seem like a sensible plan? If so, what would be the best way to
> clean as much mould off the cookie as I can? Tools that come to mind are
> distilled water (tap water here is full of chalk), dish soap,
> cyclomethicone, and of course more fearsome solvents. I have kimwipes,
> microfibre cloths, and... 200-grit sandpaper, I guess :-)
> Thanks for any advice,
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