The power supply tests out good even with the swollen rifa caps.
Tested it without any load on it.
So just waiting on the new ones.
Next started to do some simple tests on the main board with a multi-meter.
Immediately found that there was a 12v direct short to ground, all the caps looked physically ok so I decided to remove cap C71 because its easy to get to and I watched a youtube video of someone diagnosing a short on a Osborne 1 and thought I had to start somewhere and since his C71 cap was the problem I might as well remove it.
That fixed it, no more short from 12v and tested the cap and it was shorted internally.
I just took the pc board off the A floppy drive to check out the internals and to lube the rail and drive worm screw.
The read head is perfect, shiny with ZERO scratches or marks.
I tried to take a couple of pics but they just do not show how perfect the read head is, i'm starting to think this Osborne has never been used, I am starting to believe it was NOS in the box and I'm guessing that sometime before I got it someone took it out of the box and tried to power it up and it would not because of the shorted C71 cap and took it apart and put it back together without fixing it or using it.That would explain the labels all in it.
The round circle is the shadow of the upper arm that drops on top of the floppy to keep it on the read head and shows how smooth it is.
I have had a lot of used 5.25 drives and none are anywhere close to the condition of this drive.
The guide rail has zero marks on it with just a few specks of dust, the worm drive is also perfect.
LOL there is zero cleaning needed, all I did was lube the worm and guide rail.
This pic shows how smooth the read head is, I could not get it to focus on the head it would only focus on the reflection.
The above pic is the best I could do, the 45 degree "line" just to the left of the white area is not a scratch but a reflection of the hold down arm as I was holding it away from the head.