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RE: [K12OSN] Totally New to product

Hi All,

If you can't hide the FDD inside the case thenI have another solution. It 
doesn't stop disk damage immediately, but will prevent writing to disk.

Carefully cut the write protect corner off of the disk, and remove the 
little black lock.

Then you create special tool #726 (or whatever number you want to give it). 
This is a specially bent FDD shutter which can be inserted between the 
write protect sensor and the cut out corner. When you have to rewrite the 
modified FDD, use special tool #xxx!

We had floppy boot 286s for a long time (up until the end of 2000) logging 
into a Novell server and running some DOS apps. The kids stopped messing 
with the Floppies after about a month because they couldn't use them. We 
would loose 3 disks a term max.

Another option is to remove the FDD front plate, inset the disk and put the 
plate back on. This will lock the shutter closed and the FDD inside the 
drive. It's a bit rough, but it works reasonably well. Takes time that's 


On Thursday, April 25, 2002 1:29 AM, David Trask 
[SMTP:dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us] wrote:
> fghs_ltsp hotmail com writes:
> >One problem that we have had is that kids have some facination with
> >destroying any helpless floppy that seems to have been inadvertantly 
> >in
> >said floppy drive.  We started leaving the drive INSIDE the box as an
> >internal drive with no access externaly, kind of like a "utility" drive. 
> >Now our boot floppies don't just disappear ;)
> >
> >Jesse
> Great Idea!  Thanks...that's what I'll probably do this summer
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us
> (207)923-3100
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