What kind of adhesive for floppy drive?

tony duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Mar 27 00:42:28 CDT 2015

> I'm in the process of fixing a floppy drive mechanism. I had to replace the heads on the drive with a NOS part and 
> I need to re-glue the head carriage assembly to the band that attaches to the head stepper motor. The original 
> adhesive is a clear blue glue of some sort, I suppose similar to loctite. Anyone know what this stuff is? It seems like 
> it's come up before, but I'm not sure.

What is the make and model of the drive?

Are you sure it needs to be glued? On every drive I've worked on the band is kept under tension by a 
spring in the head carrage (maybe a leaf spring on the end), the ends of the band are fixed by hooks or 
screws. There may have been some glue originally to keep it in place during american football/shipping,
but it isn't necessary IMHO. I've rebuilt a fair number of positioners and never put any glue on them.


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