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Another Disk System question.
27. Sep 2008 at 00:43
 
I was reading about the Disk System on this website, and I saw this passage:

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Having not been built sturdy enough, many gamers were plagued by the infamous disk error messages on their TV screens. Sometimes it was the game; other times it was the disk drive; and most times it was the delicate drive belt inside the Disk System, which would break or turn to mush. Even more painful, sometimes it was the ability to save that caused a problem, which on occasion could erase a gamer's hard-earned save state.


Can the game data, I mean the whole game get erased off the disk too from any of these problems? Like can the game break or get destroyed? Now I'm afraid to get the Disk System and try out the copy of The Dirty Pair I just bought for it when I do get a Disk System.
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Reply #1 - 27. Sep 2008 at 04:29
 
I hate the FDS. It's unreliable, with its belt wearing out and other errors happening. With that said, I own several FDS's and many disks -- though I hardly play them. And yes, a disk can demagnetize and become useless, unless you know how to write the game back onto the disk or know someone who can do it for you.
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Reply #2 - 27. Sep 2008 at 10:46
 
I doubt the entire game data can be erased by one of these errors. But if the header data gets corrupted the disk is useless
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Re: Another Disk System question.
Reply #3 - 14. Mar 2009 at 11:00
 
All of this doom & gloom about Famicom Disk System...I question how you obtained your FDS.  I've owned my AV FC & FDS for over a DECADE and its still running on the same drive belt eversince ( knock on wood ). I do have to say both my AV FC & FDS were brand spanking new when I purchased them. I am considering to purchase some spare FDS replacement belts from Ebay - JUST IN CASE Smiley

Btw, i've never used "C" batteries on the FDS -  I use an AC adapter instead.
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Reply #4 - 11. May 2010 at 21:06
 
This Topic was moved here from Famicom Disk System by Martin.
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