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  1. Small update on this topic. I followed exxos' guide on recapping the PSU and I even got the PSU checked by a professional afterwards but the problem is still there: the floppy drive led lights up, it tries to read the disks and after a while it returns a general error message. This happens both with the original drive and a replacement one I got off Ebay. Any suggestion on what to try next? Could it be the motherboard caps or maybe floppy control chips? Thank you!
  2. Hello and thank you for the answer! Sadly the system doesn't auto-boot either as I already tried it with different disks. I forgot to mention that I also tried to format several brand new disks just out of their orignal boxes but they all show as unreadable. Your question about the PSU made me think as I got the computer on E-Bay and I couldn't know if anyone had tampered with it. I opened the case and I discovered that there are several modifications on the PCB. I attached the pictures to the post. Do you think this could be the reason?
  3. Hello everyone, I have a strange problem with an Atari 1040 ST's floppy drive. When I insert a floppy in the drive, it tries to read the contents of the disk as the drive light turns on and I can hear the typical floppy drive ‘noises’ but every disk appears as unreadable (sometimes the files appear with gibberish names and are unreadable). I tried with many different disks, even some original ones that I’m 100% sure are not faulty but still nothing. I thought it was a floppy drive problem so I replaced it with a new one but I get exactly the same behavior. I opened the case and the ribbon cable looks fine. Does anyone know where the problem could be? Thank you!
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