I have an Apple IIe with a DuoDisk 5 1/4" floppy drive, and I would like to clean the heads on the drive.
I bought a vintage, unopened box of Verbatim cleaning disks on eBay, and I used one to clean the drive. However, I have a few questions:
Should I be able to see the dirt on the cleaning disk when I remove it? (Because in my case, it looked the same as when I put it in.) How can I tell that the cleaning worked? The disks are supposedly presaturated, but should I add alcohol to make up for the fact these were manufactured a long time ago? How can I tell if I have the right amount of alcohol on the pads?
Alternatively, I know that the other way to clean a drive is to open it up and clean it manually. I found a YouTube video for cleaning a Disk II, but unfortunately the DuoDisk is quite a bit different. Can anyone explain how to open up a DuoDisk and clean it? (There are a lot of different screws, and I didn't want to just start removing screws at random.)