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3.5" Floppy Drive Restoration

I scored two 3.5” floppy drives in a mixed lot of vintage goodies being sold on eBay. I guess a lot of people passed it up assuming it was just a bunch of old cables. But if you clicked through the pictures posted these 2 gems popped out. I waited until the last minute and put in my bid. I scored the whole lot for $1.50!

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Both the drive work, but the enclosures are pretty yellow:

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One had a label stuck to the front. When I removed it, along with the Apple logo, the discoloration was made clear.

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Retr0brite action!

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A nice sunny day and a few hours in some peroxide and Oxy and they were as good as new!

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They look right at home next to my Mac Plus and my Mac SE.

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