Atari 1050 drive slipping belt

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Atari 1050 drive slipping belt

Postby matsondawson on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:38 pm

My 1050 drive is failing to turn as the belt is slipping?
Is that repairable without a new belt?
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Re: Atari 1050 drive slipping belt

Postby tezza on Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:37 pm

I haven't come across this before. Has the belt stretched with age maybe?
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Re: Atari 1050 drive slipping belt

Postby matsondawson on Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:53 pm

I'm not entirely sure. I'm wondering if it's a combination of belt age and possibly older disks. Maybe they aren't as flat as they once were.
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