Couldn't find a good answer after performing a forum search, so hope that I'm not re-hashing a topic previously covered.
I finally got around to re-assembling a recent A1000 acquisition (after retro-brighting the case parts). This one has a Spirit 1000 board, which was a pleasant surprise to discover!
I did notice during the re-assembly process (and while cleaning dust from fan, motherboard, etc) that the floppy drive had a ton of dust in it. Tried to blow as much of it out as possible, as I couldn't get the two tiny side screws to turn to remove the thin shielding and get to the innards for a more proper de-dusting.
So, soldiered on and reassembled everything, and immediately noticed some spotty functionality with the floppy drive. Finally got it to read the Kickstart disk, but after popping in the WB disk and perhaps half-way through the drive started sounding like it was having problems tracking (subsequently corrupted that copy of the WB disk).
1. How hard is it to disassemble and clean up the drive, or is it even worth the bother?
2. Can another working drive from an external floppy (or another Amiga model) be used to replace it, or am I locked into a specific drive that only works with the A1000?
In the mean time, I think I'm going to swap the working drive from my other A1000 to continue on trying to get this A1000 with the Spirit board up and running.
Edit: I wonder if something like this would work, using a PC floppy drive as a replacement? Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/333509649554