Using the 3.5" diskette drive
The 3.5" diskette drive can read and write double-sided
diskettes with a formatted capacity of either 1.44 Mbytes (if
marked "HD" or "high density") or 720 Kbytes (if marked
"DD" or "double density").
Each diskette has a rigid plastic cover with a metal shutter that
guards the disk surface. The drive automatically moves the
shutter aside to read the diskette. Never touch the exposed
surface under the shutter.
Keep diskettes well away from dust, moisture, magnetic
objects, and equipment that generates magnetic fields. Also,
avoid extremes of temperature and exposure to direct
sunlight. Otherwise, data recorded on the diskette may
Inserting a diskette
Insert the diskette into the slot with the arrowhead on the
face of the diskette pointing towards the drive. Push the
diskette in until it engages with the drive mechanism.
Operating your computer
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