What kind of adhesive for floppy drive?

Geoffrey Oltmans oltmansg at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 13:35:20 CDT 2015

On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>

> What is the make and model of the drive?
It is a Newtronics mechanism from a Commodore 128D.

> 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.

Yes, that appears to be the case here as well. This one doesn't have screws
but rather two plastic posts that fit into the perforated holes in the
band. Upon further inspection it appears that there is no play fore/aft
which is what I was more concerned about vs the band coming off completely.

Thanks for all the responses. It does appear to be some sort of fairly
brittle epoxy. I think I may either put a dab of my wife's nail polish on
them, or just leave them be. :)


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