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Korg X2 Floppy Drive Fix/Replacement

The drive does not move the head to read from the disk. The motor for spinning the disk works and spins the disk but the second motor that powers head movement does not work. I don't believe the motor is burned out. It is more like it is not being send power to get it moving.

Ideally I would like to replace it for a new working unit. Where can I find it???

Korg Canada, Korg USA and Korg Poland does not have it anymore and when I Google the model number no match is found.

Thank you for your help.

Radek

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Hi, here it is the best solution. FlexiDrive for Korg X2
It is working fine with Korg X2.
http://www.floppyemulator.com/products/flexidrivemv-usb/
info@floppyemulator.com
Cheers!

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I can sell you a brand new replacement drive for this model. I am currently listing these drives on ebay if you'd like to look.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130230275180&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DSelling

Drop me line if you'd like to ask any questions.
vlbaby@optushome.com.au

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Hi,
We sell brand new drives for Korg X2, X3 and X3R models. You can check them out at www.floppydrivesolutions.com We also many other models and brands at competitive prices.

Cheers

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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