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I just wanted to say, if you have a broken floppy drive laying around, take it apart, get the small stepper motor out, take off the LED (bicolor if you are lucky) and contact switches, and anything else useful like a IR photogate, and chokes, desolder the huge pin headers, but after that... remove the round plate that is a part of the main spindle motor, it has a ring of magnet on the inside, it is absolutely perfect for holding small screws when you are taking apart something just felt like sharing


found this by accident. I've been doing this trick for years. I just put tape over any holes in the stepper cover to stop small screws falling thru. but nice to see someone else has thought the same.

Pretty cool. Nice work :)