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Floppy Disk Drive Maintenance

It is unlikely that you will have to perform any maintenance on floppy disk drives because they are not really used much anymore. However, if you have to perform preventive maintenance on a floppy disk drive or to clean it when it begins to fail, use the steps that we list below:

  • Verify that the floppy disk drive works.
  • Using a floppy disk drive cleaning kit, follow its directions to clean the read/write heads. This is an excellent place to use a small handheld vacuum with a brush head to remove any dust from the opening of the floppy disk drive.
  • Test the drive.

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