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  1. So i've really been enjoying my 1050 DD. I did notice that it's just a little more finicky then carts as far as reliability goes, and though it's amazing how many of them work (considering their age) I have received a few bad disks in the mail recently. Last night I heard some squealing and squelching noises coming from the device and had a "boot error" on the screen. My concern is that one of the rings thats glued to the inside of the data disk (pictured) may have come off in there and is gumming up the works. Luckily when I heard these noises I shut it off and was subsequently able to load all disks. I guess my questions are: -What is good regular maintenance to do on these devices (I.e. should I blow a duster into it, or take it apart and clean it regularly?) -What is the preferred resting state of the device for longevity? (Should I leave it empty, a disk in, a disk in and closed?) -If the glue has dried up on those center rings, best to re-glue or just take them off. Or should I consider the disk dead and not risk putting it in the machine in any condition? -Other thoughts? I already make sure to only play my Atari Discs on that side, not flipping to any other side in fear of the disc spinning the other way and particles coming off. Easy enough to do since why would I play the Commodore 64 side on an atari? Thanks!
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