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    Default Interesting problem with replacing belt on Tandy 1100FD floppy

    I finally pulled apart my 1100FD to fix the floppy belt, and encountered a problem.

    The replacement belts from two different vendors would not work, despite appearing identical to original (as far as I can tell.)

    After a few revolutions, the belt would ride up on the large pully and catch on the PCB itself.

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    I bought a different belt, a round red one, for a Korg EME-216 system:

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    This one has worked fine so far:

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    Picture #2 is an 0-ring not a belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown_K View Post
    Picture #2 is an 0-ring not a belt.
    I thought that as well, but it was sold as a Korg floppy drive belt. Whatever it is, it seems to work great.

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    I replaced my 1100FD belt before (there is a thread on it on this forum). Still worked last time I used the machine and it was a rubber belt made for that drive.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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