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Mitsumi drive head for Commodore 1541/1551 (New Old Stock)


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New Old Stock original Mitsumi drive head assemblies for the 1541(II) and 1551 diskdrives with Newtronics mechanisms.


Read the full description below before ordering, 1 item per customer only!

Condition: New-old SKU: HB-SP-ASSY-DRIVEHEAD1541/1551 Categories: , Tags: ,

New Old Stock original Mitsumi drive head assemblies for the 1541(II) and 1551 diskdrives with Newtronics mechanisms.

These heads often fail in the 1541 and 1551 drives and are impossible to repair without swapping the entire assembly. We have gotten hold on a small batch of new old stock of these assemblies.

Since this product is of very limited quantity, we will only allow one purchase per customer. Multiple orders from the same account or to the same shipping address will not be combined and may be cancelled at our discretion. Also any payment fees besides the item price will not be refunded! Please allow your fellow enthousiasts to also grab a new part.

Warning: do not buy this part if you have never repaired a 1541/1551 drive before. Only buy it if you are 100% sure the original drive head of your drive is broken and are a skilled technician. There can be many other reasons for a drive to not read properly like a dirty head or misalignment (and yes: more than often just worn out floppies).  Make sure to eliminate those causes first. Mounting a new drive head assembly requires advanced disassembly of the drive mechanism, and you need to perform a full calibration/alignment afterwards, which requires special software and an alignment disk and is not easy to perform unless you know exactly what you are doing. Incorrect placement of the head, performing an incorrect alignment or wrong reconnection of the fragile wiring can break the head or cause damage to the entire mechanism rendering it completely useless.

Therefore we will not be able to give any support on mounting the part. You can find multiple videos on Youtube on the head replacement and calibration process.

We are also not able to replace faulty heads since stock is extremely limited. Each head ordered through our shop has been manually tested on coil resistances and labeled with a serial number badge and the test results noted on the packaging label. As soon as you receive the head (i.e. within a week after receiving the package), verify the coil resistances for yourself with a multimeter. These typically range between 22 and 27 Ohms for the R/W coil and between 13-15 Ohms for the erase coils. You might see small variations between our measurements and yours, but they should be roughly in the same range. Should you encounter an infinite resistance (O/L) that means one of the coils is broken. Contact us immediately if this happens. No returns or refunds will be given AFTER the part has been mounted. There is a small diagram on the packing label with the pin combinations to test.

By placing an order, you accept these conditions.

Shipping Countries: Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Spain, Denmark, Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Poland, San Marino, Greenland, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Cyprus, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Albania, Montenegro, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Vatican, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Moldova, Turkey, Andorra, Norway, United Kingdom (UK)

Ready to ship in 3-5 business days from Netherlands


Shipping Policy

All shipments typically sent within 3-5 business days if products are in stock.
Using the Track and Trace shipment option is highly recommended.
Assembled Sixtyclones will only be sent with T&T and insurance.

IMPORTANT! While we do offer the option of cheaper untracked shipping to make sure the purchase of smaller sized items stays reasonable, due to the current situation with overloaded postal services due to COVID-19, there is a higher risk of serious delays or even damage and loss completely outside of our control. Our advice is to only use this shipping method for smaller items with acceptable risk to delay or loss. Inquiries about shipments without tracking will not be possible (as there is no information to give). By choosing untracked shipping buyer accepts all risks involved and no claims will be accepted, nor will any restitution of costs be granted by Run Stop Re-Store in the case of a lost shipment.

Buyer is responsible for any import VAT and customs duties on import outside of the European Union. Tracked door to door shipments only available to the following countries : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland France, Germany, Greece,, Hong Kong Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Indonesa, Israël, Italy, Japan, Croatia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malasia, Malta, New-Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.


Refund Policy

Refunds only after product is returned in good order or order cancelled before shipping.
Return shipping costs are for receiver, unless there is an error or quality issue on our part.
On arrival please take photo of unopened package if you suspect contents are damaged or tampered with. Damaged packages have to be claimed immediately after receiving.

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Mitsumi drive head for Commodore 1541/1551 (New Old Stock)