Fixing 8" disk hubs
Richard A. Cini
rcini at optonline.net
Wed Mar 1 21:15:59 CST 2006
I was looking for hub protectors using Google and coming up with nada. My
daughter uses this adhesive-backed high-density foam that's about 1/16"
thick for various craft projects. I was going to try that before you IDed
the diskette idea.
I pressed down on the top hub while the spindle was spinning and the gap is
somewhere between 1/32" and 1/16". How much slippage is necessary on the
From: cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of Fred Cisin
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 10:07 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Fixing 8" disk hubs
On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Richard A. Cini wrote:
> What kind of tricks are people using to improve the contact
> between the floppy disk and the spindle hub? I remember they made "hub
> protectors" for 5.25" disks - is there something similar? Other ideas?
Yes, there were hub protectors for 8" diskettes.
I sold a bunch of Inmac ones at VCF a few years ago.
Howzbout: take a dead 8" diskette, cut out the center, and cement it to
the spindle hub, to extend it slightly?
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