3" disc drive belt

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3" disc drive belt

Post by Haqa » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:44 am

I've recently acquired (via Mr E. Bay) a 3 inch drive. The label on the back tells me it is a "Janome MFD80".

During testing the belt slipped off which I thought was unusual as they are normally very tight. On opening the case I discovered that the reason it had fallen off was a rather unfortunate gap where the belt had snapped.

Does anyone know if/where suitable replacements might be obtained?

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Re: 3" disc drive belt

Post by Haqa » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:48 am

Mr Google has not been a lot of help. It seems Janome make sewing machines - I'm not sure they'd be able to cope with the discs I'm trying to read...

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Re: 3" disc drive belt

Post by Slo » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:26 pm

The case will be the janome model number and more than likely the drive inside will be same as all the amstrad and generic 3 inch disk drives so ebay is your friend. More than plenty of those belts on sale.

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Re: 3" disc drive belt

Post by Haqa » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:40 pm

Thanks for the pointer Slo. I'll give 3.99 for a pair of 6128 disk drive belts a punt...

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Re: 3" disc drive belt

Post by Slo » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:48 pm

No worries if you can put a picture up of the drive guts I can tell you for sure

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Re: 3" disc drive belt

Post by Haqa » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:20 pm

Here are top and bottom shots of the drive. I'm not ready to skin it alive unless and until I discover that there is more wrong with it than just the drive belt.

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Re: 3" disc drive belt

Post by Haqa » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:18 pm

The very nice people at Retro Computer Shack have just sent me the replacement belts (One extra spare, just in case), for 4 quid which I thought was very reasonable... Now to see if they fit :)

Wish me luck

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Re: 3" disc drive belt

Post by Haqa » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:46 am

Looks like the belt is a perfect fit, so now to see if the rest of the drive is in better shape.

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