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Facts about floppy disks

  • The casings are hard
  • The disks are floppy
  • Once opened, they don't go back together
  • They're old.

Dieser Teardown ist keine Reparaturanleitung. Um dein Floppy Disk zu reparieren, verwende unsere Fehlerbehebungsseite.

  1. Floppy Disk Teardown, Floppy Disk Teardown: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 2 Floppy Disk Teardown, Floppy Disk Teardown: Schritt 1, Bild 2 von 2
    • The floppy disk has gone the way of the dinosaur.

    • Except for Google's lovable jumping dinosaur.

    • These disks might hold one or two photos at best; they probably won't hold much more though at only 2MB.

    • It's worth noting that today's photos taken can be upwards of 10MB on their own!

    • We liked skimmilk05's teardown so much (and his amazing attempt at his own teardown graphic) we supplied one of our own for this truly unique community contributed teardown. - iFixit Staff <3

    • Thin metal pieces are good places to start.

    • This one's so thin that you can bend it with a finger.

    • This one wasn't too hard, but if you're having trouble getting it up, a Jimmy comes in handy.

  2. Floppy Disk Teardown, Removing the Casing: Schritt 3, Bild 1 von 3 Floppy Disk Teardown, Removing the Casing: Schritt 3, Bild 2 von 3 Floppy Disk Teardown, Removing the Casing: Schritt 3, Bild 3 von 3
    • With some careful prying, the entire lid pops right off.

    • You may need a spudger, metal spudger, Jimmy, or a combination of the three to get into the crack where the metal piece once was.

    • There are little pushpins holding the two halves together, but they were pulled apart during disassembly, easy as 1, 2, 3!

    • And we get a glimpse of what's inside! Spoiler alert: not much is there.

  3. Floppy Disk Teardown, The Spring: Schritt 4, Bild 1 von 1
    • In cracking open the casing, we lost a tiny little spring.

    • Boing.

    • Boing.

    • Playtime's over. Best guess as to what it is? Keeping that metal piece over the tape inside.

  4. Floppy Disk Teardown, The Cleaning Pad: Schritt 5, Bild 1 von 1
    • On the inside, we see a small pad, probably to clean the turning disk that's inside.

    • This one was pretty nasty. Eww.

    • This pad is glued into the casing with some tough adhesive; the manufacturer really didn't want this pad coming out on its own.

    • Aha!

    • The meat n' bones of the floppy disk, the disk itself!

    • Ever wondered why the floppy disk was called the "floppy" disk, even though it was in that hard plastic case? This is why.

  5. Floppy Disk Teardown, The Disk: Schritt 7, Bild 1 von 2 Floppy Disk Teardown, The Disk: Schritt 7, Bild 2 von 2
    • More floppy goodness.

    Any ideas how to reattach the centre metal ring due to adhesive going bad

    tanglebeans - Antwort

  6. Floppy Disk Teardown, Wrap-up: Schritt 8, Bild 1 von 1
    • It's a pretty simple device in all. Not much else to say here.

  7. Floppy Disk Teardown, Final Thoughts: Schritt 9, Bild 1 von 2 Floppy Disk Teardown, Final Thoughts: Schritt 9, Bild 2 von 2
    • Floppy Disk Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is the easiest to repair)

    • This antique technology has virtually no replacement parts.

    • Replacement of the tape or cleaning pads are impossible without breaking the case.

    • The cleaning pads are held on with tight adhesive, making replacement difficult.

    • Attempts to use heat to loosen adhesive may result in the case melting.

    • High susceptibility to magnets make this device very sensitive.

10 Kommentare

Super cool! Haven't seen a floppy disk in forever.

Taylor Whitney - Antwort

They are a tad old...haha

Seji the veggie -

This is amazeballs. Solid work!

Kay-Kay Clapp - Antwort

"floppy goodness" -- so good

Julia - Antwort

Great teardown! :)

Jeff Suovanen - Antwort

Thanks! I tried...

Seji the veggie -

I've found that floppy disks make great coasters! On a serious note, actually got a call from a client last week asking me if I could make a floppy disk for him, as his work computer didn't have a floppy drive. He emailed me the program. Turns out it was for some sort of CNC or milling machine that still uses floppies. Never count out the old school equipment.

Gregory Hostiuck - Antwort

Indeed! Neglect not.

Seji the veggie -

1. You forgot the little plastic tab in the corner that blocks writing if necessary.

2. Repairability 1 out of 10: are you serious? you just never used Scotch tape to tape two halves of the body together. Also, that thing works happily without the metal shutter.

damiracle - Antwort

Come on man, everyone knows that scotch tape doesn't last more than a day. :)

Seji the veggie -

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