The JU-253 floppy drive in my 1581 failed. It has a hard time starting the spindle motor even though it spins freely. It appears a small cap on the drive board as leaked, which is apparently a common failure for a similar model.
The problem is I cannot get the bloody thing apart. It appears the retaining spikes inside the floppy guide and holding mechanism are pressure fit into the chassis.
This drive is used in both Amiga computers and Commodore 1581 disk drive, so I am posting here rather than crossing in both the Commodore and Amiga subs.
Does anyone know how to get this thing apart? It has been a very reliable (long-lived, anyway, until, well, you know, it failed) and QUIET drive and I would like to bring it back to life.