Saturday, May 16, 2015
FB 100 Parts
John was interested in trying to fix mine plus two of my friend's disk drives, and knitters saw my appeal on the internet and sent us all kinds of useful information. The most common reason for these to break down is that the belt (which looks like a rubber band to me) gets stretched out and worn out.
This photo is simply two FB100 belts - my old, stretched one on the outside, obviously much too big and loose to do any good on the disk drive, and a new one that John purchased from Russell Industries (again, thanks to a tip from helpful knitters), which is much smaller. Five belts cost about $30, including shipping.
Now, he's figuring out how to take the thing apart and replace the belt. Then, we'll test the drive. Fingers and toes crossed!