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Analysis & Repair of two Floppy Drives Commodore SFD-1001

Floppy Drives Commodore SFD-1001

This gallery shows some stages of the repairing of the two Floppy Drives Commodore SFD-1001.

Defects found on the two Floppy Drives:

  • Both floppy drives had the capacitors that leaked acid on the motor control pcb.
  • Both floppy drives had the closing arm cracked.

The difficulty was rebuild the tracks of the pcb and remove the most of the leaked acid of the capacitors. Unfortunately on the aesthetic level this type of repair are not perfect, but i’m glad that now work.

To test the correct operation of the Floppy Drives i have used a Commodore CBM (PET) 2001, and a Commodore CBM 610.

  1. Roberto
    September 9th, 2014 at 19:49 | #1

    I’m in the process of also repairing a couple of SPF 1001 drives, or try to…
    Could you give me some help? I promise to try not to be too annoying ;-)

  2. April 5th, 2015 at 10:05 | #2

    Thanks for these pics — I didn’t even know about the cap problem, and I enjoyed the pics of the cracked knob fix. I’ve had that problem myself. :)

  3. April 6th, 2015 at 16:40 | #3


    You are welcome Bo. I’m glad that the photos can be useful.

  4. Laszlo Kezi
    July 29th, 2017 at 23:49 | #4

    Dear Sir!

    I have 4 pieces Floppy SFD-1001

    One to be serial No 000035

    Best regards Laszlo Kezi