Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:07 AM
There are (or were a couple of years ago) such things as floppy drive cleaners. Try Tandy or Radio shack. The cleaners look like a floppy disk with a white material where the floppy cover usually is, and they come with a vial of cleaning fluid. Sometimes they can do a good job removing built up oxide from a floppy drive's heads, but they are not so good at cleaning out built up dust and fluff which may be clogging the mechanism. A can of compressed air would help with that.
Having said that, it would be much cheaper to buy a new floppy drive (as junkdk suggested) and throw the old one in the bin. I guess it depends how comfortable you are opening the case of your PC and fiddling around with the screws and cables.
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