Does anyone have some good hints on what and how to replace them?
I have a CDC 8 inch floppy drive with a missing pressure pad. Tried to put
some half a millimeter felt cloth with some double adhesive tape to replace
But it didn't work very well. If I gently pushed the upper pressure pad arm
it started to read at least. But it looks like it is possible to over-do
it. I added more padding and then it probably got too thick since it now
failed again. I guess that if there is a bit too much pressure the signal
might be too high in the input amplifier leading to distortion?
What is the best pressure pad material and what are you usually replacing