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Solved: Floppy Disc Inquiry

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by great_dame, Apr 30, 2005.

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  1. great_dame

    great_dame Thread Starter

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    I have a digital camera that only accepts floppy discs and a woman at school recently warned me about using discs with the metal slide. She claimed the black, plastic kind would jam a lot less frequently in the camera, as "It costs about as much to fix that as it does to buy the camera".

    Can any experienced digital photographers confirm this? Also - would it be terrible if I just removed the metal part of a floppy and used it, without?
     
  2. Arky

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    You have been given an opinion that has no foundation in fact. If you try hard enough you can break your camera with either disk type, but it would take some effort to accomplish. Of course, I am assuming that you will not attempt to use a disk with a damaged cover slide.
     
  3. CouchMaster

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    I have a buddy with a Sony Mavica which uses floppy disks, and we have used this thing for the last 6 years in all kind of conditions and we have never had a floppy malfunction - we have had a few bad floppies but none ever came close to messing up the camera. and it's still going strong!
     
  4. great_dame

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    Thank you for the information. I appreciate having more than one person to consult with. I don't think I'll hesitate to use the discs, and will just be sure to care for them properly.
     
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