Head cleaning ..

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Vipersan
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Head cleaning ..

Post by Vipersan » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:51 pm

Looking for some advice here..
So far I've dumped around 100+ C64 disks ..but only the A sides..
Hopefully I will have a flippy soon.
That said I recently noticed the scatter getting somewhat 'less' density wise.
I figured the heads might well need cleaning again..
I did this prior to installing the drive in my dual drive unit..but decaying floppies will no doubt produce 'crud' ..
not good for the heads ..not good for any disks that follow.
Yes ..the cotton bud and alcohol sorted this out..
but is less than convenient when I have to strip down and access the heads again.
I did some searching for some sort of head cleaner disk ..but drawn a blank.
Understandable given the fact that floppies particularly 5.25 inch are a relic of the past.
So ..has anyone made their own cleaning disk ??
if so details would be useful.
Something that could be used frequently between sessions ..say ..every 20 disk dumps ?
..and reduce the frequency of cotton bud cleaning ..
rgds
VS

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