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Re: ESD and you

ESD protection is much more important when handling individual parts. People keep talking about voltage and whatnot but the thing to worry about is charge/energy stored on human body. There are models for that (though in winter with very dry air and a lot of clothing being worn, you want the very …

Re: Degaussing floopies

That's why the field strength needs to be slowly decreased, or faded out, to prevent leaving any areas with one particular magnetic orientation. That being said, you can always repeat the process (as many times as you want/need) if R/W to scrubbed floppy fails, and frankly it's rather hard to create …

Re: Degaussing floopies

Depends on how dead the floppy is - I've "repaired" quite a few floppies with my magnet. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get rid of all bad sectors but if it still fails to format on particular % of progress after 3-4 times then you have a damaged surface and that's it. If it's a pre-owned floppy …

Re: Degaussing floopies

I was wondering if anyone has experience in attempting to 'reset' the magnetisation of the disks with a degausser? I do it with strong permanent magnet. Any modern magnet will do in most cases, I use neodymium one from a broken HDD but a magnet from a speaker would work as well. It has to be strong …

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