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lordchupacabra64
July 22nd, 2017, 04:43 PM
I recently came across an IBM PS/2 Model 60 that works for only 80 dollars, the only problem was that the floppy drive did not work, so if anyone has a full height 3 1/4 40 pin edge connector floppy drive for a model 60 please contact me.

g4ugm
July 23rd, 2017, 12:30 AM
These seem to be a bit like hens teeth, and there are a number of types. You need to quote the FRU from the drive.

When you say it "doesn't work" can you expand a bit. Does it not spin, spin and not read, or some other issue? If it spins and not reads then this can sometimes be cured by a head clean, or if that doesn't work re-capping the drive.

It would also be usefull if you add a location to your profile. Then we can suggest nearby solutions. So I am i in the UK as you can see but given your chosen handle you could be USA, UK, India or even Qatar...
... if in the USA then a state helps. If in Canada .....

evildragon
July 23rd, 2017, 12:33 AM
I have a PS/2 drive, with a pin edge connector. It's in unknown condition, but as g4ugm said, we really are going to need an FRU.

I'd be happy to ship it to you, but like I said, untested. I don't plan to take apart my model 25 again.

g4ugm
July 23rd, 2017, 12:37 AM
try these for more help...

http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/floppy/FD_144_01.html

and

http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/floppy/floppy_index.html

mikey99
July 23rd, 2017, 11:40 AM
try these for more help...

http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/floppy/FD_144_01.html

and

http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/floppy/floppy_index.html

I repaired a Mitsubishi floppy drive in my Model 60 by replacing the capacitors mentioned in that web site.

lordchupacabra64
July 23rd, 2017, 05:17 PM
Where is the fru located, on the computer or on the floppy drive?

Unknown_K
July 23rd, 2017, 07:34 PM
I repaired a few Mitsubishi drives for my PS/2 machines, its not too hard if you can solder.

g4ugm
July 24th, 2017, 12:56 PM
Where is the fru located, on the computer or on the floppy drive?

The FRU is short for Field Replaceable Unit and will be on the floppy. So if you are replacing any part on an IBM machine you should ideally look for one with the same FRU. So whilst IBM used different manufacturers for the drives, any one with the same FRU will work, even if its a different make...

lordchupacabra64
July 24th, 2017, 04:13 PM
The FRU is short for Field Replaceable Unit and will be on the floppy. So if you are replacing any part on an IBM machine you should ideally look for one with the same FRU. So whilst IBM used different manufacturers for the drives, any one with the same FRU will work, even if its a different make...


I foolishly disposed of the drive after a botched attempt at repairing it. is there any other way of identifying the correct replacement drive?

krebizfan
July 24th, 2017, 04:55 PM
I foolishly disposed of the drive after a botched attempt at repairing it. is there any other way of identifying the correct replacement drive?

The best source I know of is http://www.walshcomptech.com/ohlandl/floppy/floppy.html

g4ugm
July 24th, 2017, 11:59 PM
The best source I know of is http://www.walshcomptech.com/ohlandl/floppy/floppy.html

I was going to recommend that site too. Just hope they are archived in the wayback machine. These PS2 guys can't be around for ever...

mikey99
July 25th, 2017, 06:06 AM
Here's an older thread about PS/2 floppy problems, and a mod that allows using a standard 1.44 floppy on a PS/2.

http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?50816-Again-a-faulty-PS-2-floppy-drive

Also, the last post mentions having some drives available, so you could try contacting that forum member and see if
they know which drive is needed for the Model 60 or have any available.

lordchupacabra64
July 26th, 2017, 09:24 AM
I was going to recommend that site too. Just hope they are archived in the wayback machine. These PS2 guys can't be around for ever...

okay! to the best of my knowledge, this is the FRU of the floppy drive that would work in my computer: 72X8523

mikey99
July 26th, 2017, 12:15 PM
okay! to the best of my knowledge, this is the FRU of the floppy drive that would work in my computer: 72X8523

The Mitsubishi drive has that fru .....

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