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Introduction

The Macintosh IIsi came with a red-ribbon 1.44MB "SuperDrive" (and yes, just like DVD-Burning "SuperDrives" this was the best available option)

Parts

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  1. Start by turning the computer around, and remove this #0 Phillips Screw. There may or may not be a Phillips #0 screw here, depending on whether or not the computer has ever been serviced.
    • Start by turning the computer around, and remove this #0 Phillips Screw.

    • There may or may not be a Phillips #0 screw here, depending on whether or not the computer has ever been serviced.

  2. Now lift these two clips, and slowly pivot the case up. You can now seperate the top of the computer from the rest of the machine. You can now seperate the top of the computer from the rest of the machine.
    • Now lift these two clips, and slowly pivot the case up.

    • You can now seperate the top of the computer from the rest of the machine.

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  4. The "SuperDrive" is mounted similarly to the hard drive, and positioned right next to it. Push these two tabs out, and lift the drive up. Push these two tabs out, and lift the drive up.
    • The "SuperDrive" is mounted similarly to the hard drive, and positioned right next to it.

    • Push these two tabs out, and lift the drive up.

  5. Flip the drive so it is on top of the power supply, and remove the "Red-Ribbon" cable. 1.44MB floppy drives need a ribbon cable with a red stripe on one side.  400KB floppy drives use a ribbon cable with a yellow stripe on one side.  800KB floppy drives can use a red, or yellow striped cable. This drive was manufactured by Sony in 1990.
    • Flip the drive so it is on top of the power supply, and remove the "Red-Ribbon" cable.

    • 1.44MB floppy drives need a ribbon cable with a red stripe on one side. 400KB floppy drives use a ribbon cable with a yellow stripe on one side. 800KB floppy drives can use a red, or yellow striped cable.

    • This drive was manufactured by Sony in 1990.

Conclusion

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

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Hi there, I have IIsi Mac but the driver couldn’t read all the floppy dsks!

note: it was stored for more than 7 years.

Q. How can I clean it and what is the suitable cleaning items you recommend?

thanks.

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