Introduction

If your driver is malfunctioning or broken, this guide will show you how to replace your Apple IIc floppy Drive.

  1. Remove the six 19 mm long screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
    • Remove the six 19 mm long screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

  2. Release the catch by pushing it in using a plastic opening tool.
    • Release the catch by pushing it in using a plastic opening tool.

      • The catch is off-center, but in line with the middle of the speaker underneath.

    • Slide the case toward the ports on the back, then grip under the catch and pull up while moving toward the ports to remove.

    • Lift the handle straight up to remove.

    • Tilt the keyboard up while detaching the ribbon connection by pulling it straight up. You may have to wiggle the connector sideways to loosen it.

    • Be careful not to force the ribbon while pulling it out to avoid tearing. Do not try to pull the ribbon out by pulling the keyboard as it may cause tearing.

    • Carefully place device upside down to remove the four centered 21.1 mm screws that secure the floppy drive.

    • Carefully detach ribbon connector from floppy disk drive by pulling it out horizontally.

    • Unscrew the four 8.5 mm screws that attach the floppy drive cage. Two screws are located on the front and back of the cage.

    • Carefully lift the floppy drive cage straight up to remove it.

    • Lift the floppy drive straight up to remove.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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