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    Tandy 1100FD Floppy Drive belts

    This topic had come up before, but previous links I've located through searching the archives either don't work, or prove to be too 'generic'.

    I've recently become the proud owner of a Tandy 1100FD, which is not only working, but comes with the original power supply and mouse.

    The floppy drive however, is another story. The belt has become sticky and lost its elasticity. It is on the verge of liquification.

    I tried a repair with a close match belt (slightly too loose, and square in profile instead of flat), and also an elastic band, but neither give satisfactory results, with a 95% rate of failure to read the disk. At least with the 5% success, I know that the drive itself is good.

    Does anybody know of a place I can source (at a reasonable price) a genuine or properly matched replacement drive belt?

    Thank-you.
    My vintage Computer Museum. Please visit.

    #2
    I found a post on the Internet, that seems to indicate that I should buy a 'FRM7.5 belt'. Does anybody know if this is true?
    My vintage Computer Museum. Please visit.

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      #3
      Mine was sold (7/2010) as a Panasonic MSX replacement belt from a seller in Japan sales@retrogamecity.com
      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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        #4
        http://www.ebay.com/itm/320858498646

        Not sure if this is the exact belt but I ordered one as a spare, its CHEAP.
        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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          #5
          Mine came in today, did the OP order one?
          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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            #6
            Does your belt fit?
            Does anyone know if this drive is the same as the T-1000SE?

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              #7
              I purchased a belt from a different supplier before (can't find the old bag) to fix my 1100FD. Not going to tear it down to see if this belt fits (just got it for a spare).
              Last edited by Unknown_K; April 23, 2012, 05:46 PM.
              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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                #8
                Originally posted by Unknown_K View Post
                Mine came in today, did the OP order one?
                I decided to put this project to one side for a rainy day (although to be honest, it's always raining in the UK).

                Paul.
                My vintage Computer Museum. Please visit.

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                  #9
                  Well stumbled on the wrapper for the belt I used, same one as the new belt.
                  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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