Introduction

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

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

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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.
  • 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.

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

This step is wrong. The ports cover should be removed with a plastic disassembly tool first. Failure to do this will lead to a set of broken plastic hooks.

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Lift the handle straight up to remove. Lift the handle straight up to remove.
  • Lift the handle straight up to remove.

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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.
  • 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.

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

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

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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. 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.
  • 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.

There is actually no need to remove the cage in order to lift the floppy drive.

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

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Lift the floppy drive straight up to remove. Lift the floppy drive straight up to remove.
  • Lift the floppy drive straight up to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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