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DougB said something like:

> Lindsey Johnstone,
>
> > Do I find a 5.25 floppy drive? A "someone" from Olde Jobbe was less
> > than satisfied with my former manager's response of "tough luck" and
> > came to me.
> >

>
> Until about a month ago I'd have been able to say "I have one!"
> Alas, I did some major housecleaning so all my obsolete computer
> stuff is gone. I don't think I even kept any 3.5" floppy drives.


I knowed whatcha mean. My colleagues thought I was silly for keeping a
PC with a 3.5 floppy drive, that is until we really needed one fast.-g-

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Hey Lindsey Johnstone:

>Because his wife typed up and stored some of her recipes way back when
>and would like them now.


http://allrecipes.com

Tell them to expand their horizons. 🙂

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Lindsey I have 2.

Looks like eBay has a number of them

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=5.25%22+floppy+drive&_sacat=See-
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GofBorg said something like:

> Lindsey I have 2.
>
> Looks like eBay has a number of them
>
>

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=5.25%22+floppy+drive&_sacat=See-
> All-Categories


I saw the ones listed on eBay. Seems kinda silly to order one to read
one floppy and most likely never use it again. Sigh ..
I asked the Records Manager what provision the city had for reading
older floppies. We'll see where that gets me.

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> I saw the ones listed on eBay. Seems kinda silly to order one to read
> one floppy and most likely never use it again. Sigh ..
> I asked the Records Manager what provision the city had for reading
> older floppies. We'll see where that gets me.


Don't forget you need a cable. 🙂

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GofBorg said something like:

> > I saw the ones listed on eBay. Seems kinda silly to order one to
> > read one floppy and most likely never use it again. Sigh ..
> > I asked the Records Manager what provision the city had for reading
> > older floppies. We'll see where that gets me.

>
> Don't forget you need a cable. 🙂


Yep.

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On Thu, 09 Jul 2009 22:18:30 +0000, Lindsey Johnstone wrote:

> Do I find a 5.25 floppy drive? A "someone" from Olde Jobbe was less than
> satisfied with my former manager's response of "tough luck" and came to
> me.


Egads, a month ago I could've sent you one - but they all went to the
electronics recycler's here....

Jim



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No luck here, Lindsey; part of them wouldn't even spin up, and none would
even recognize a disc was in the drive....
Oh well, another bin cleaned out......
Sorry....


"Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:cvw5m.2191$r8.1726@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> I've got some old 5.25's laying around, but I have no idea if they're any
> good or not...
> Let me check a couple tomorrow and I'll let you know if they would be any
> help. Now, do I have any five-by floppies.......
>
>
>
> "Lindsey Johnstone" <ljohnstoneno@spammyrealbox.com> wrote in message
> news:mSu5m.2184$r8.922@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> dan c. said something like:
>>
>>> Try contacting someone in a public school or college. They tend to
>>> hang on to really old computer equipment and only throw stuff out
>>> when storage space runs out for more recently outdated hardware. No
>>> kidding.
>>>
>>> Lindsey Johnstone wrote:
>>> > Do I find a 5.25 floppy drive? A "someone" from Olde Jobbe was less
>>> > than satisfied with my former manager's response of "tough luck" and
>>> > came to me.
>>> >

>>
>> We used to have one unit that we kept next door for records retention
>> purposes, but as I am no longer there ...
>>
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Jim Henderson said,

> On Thu, 09 Jul 2009 22:18:30 +0000, Lindsey Johnstone wrote:
>
> > Do I find a 5.25 floppy drive? A "someone" from Olde Jobbe was less than
> > satisfied with my former manager's response of "tough luck" and came to
> > me.

>
> Egads, a month ago I could've sent you one - but they all went to the
> electronics recycler's here....


No worries Jim, I'll find something up this way.


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I'm looking at one right now. Want it?
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Sewermonger said,

> I'm looking at one right now. Want it?


Not really. Prolly cost us more to ship to and stuff, and I would need the cable
as well, and once I did get the info off the disk, It all gooes bye bye. Prolly
better I send the diskette to someone and have them send me back the info.

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I can send the drive and cable for prepaid USPS. Not much at all
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