8 inch floppy head pad adjustment

Chris Zach cz at alembic.crystel.com
Wed Oct 7 08:35:41 CDT 2020

Ok, thanks! My guess is without pressure the disk just floats along the 
head, the problem I was running into was that the disks would get 
grooves in them after running in the floppy for awhile and the head 
would get dirty. Probably because the head was pressed against the same 
track constantly as the pad was always down.

Finishing up the cleaning today, will then check the system and see what 


On 10/7/2020 9:21 AM, dwight wrote:
> Look at the Shugart 800 manual. It shows a similar adjustment for the 
> pad. The head may still touch the disk though when the pad is lifted on 
> the 800. Maybe not a good idea but how it was done. Do make sure the pad 
> is clean and flat.

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