Since 1994 I have been the proud owner of a Technics Kn2000. Around 2006 the floppy drive broke down. So unfortunately I couldn’t play my own home made arrangements anymore. That same year I bought another KN2000 with the floppy drive working. A year later that floppy drive broke down aswell so I dicided to buy a used KN3000. The floppy’s of the KN2000 can be loaded in the Kn3000 but the arrangements don’t sound exactly the way I meant them to sound on the KN2000.
A couple of years ago I dicided to try to repair the original disk drives of both KN2000’s. I replaced the driver belts because the old ones were stretched out. When I tried to load the floppy the following message displayed in the screen: error 02! there is no disk in the disk drive.
A couple of weeks ago I wanted to give it anather try. I opened up both drives, dismantled all parts and cleaned and lubricated them. I used contact spray for the switches and connectors and alcohol for cleaning the head. All springs are okay, the head seems lined out correctly, the steppen motor does work, the floppy rotating motor is okay and everything seems to be moving smoothly. Still when I reconnect the floppy drive to the flat cable of the KN2000 and try to load a disk the screen displays 2 different messages random:
- ERROR 00! the data on the disk that you are using is for a different product
- ERROR 02! there is no disk in the disk drive
I am sure that the disk’s themselves are ok: I bought an external USB floppy drive and checked if the files are on the disks. I can read and copy them to my PC. A thing to mention is that the external floppy drive can only read most of the 2DD 720k disks. It cannot read HD 1,44 disks.
Does anyone have an idea how I can make the original floppy drives work again on my KN2000’s? I attached some pictures of the floppy drive and a video of the movement the head makes when I lift it up a bit while loading a disk.
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