Floppy door stuck or broken
Floppy door stuck or broken.
This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities.
- Bad floppy drive.
- Disk inserted incorrectly.
- A foreign object inside the drive. For example, something placed in the drive by a small child that caused the floppy door to become broken.
If the floppy disk drive door appears to be stuck or jammed, in some cases it can be possible to correct the issue by using a small object such as a screw driver and lightly forcing the door down. In addition, if the door is stuck or occasionally sticks, a precision oilier or lubricator that can be purchased from a local radio shack can also be used to help lubricate the springs used with most doors on floppy disk drives.
If the door appears to be broken or missing, because of the price of floppy drives today, it is recommended that the drive be replaced with a new drive.