My Amiga 3000 is starting to show its age, and recently one of the two internal floppy disk drives appears to have given up the ghost... I'd like to replace the drive but the A3000 case doesn't have a standard 3.5" rectangle for the drive's faceplate. Instead, the A3000 case has a molded 'slot' for the floppy to fit through and for the 'eject-button' to fit through.
This brings me to two questions: first, is there a supplier of 'new' compatible floppy disk drives for vintage Amigas? And second, what is the solution to the faceplate/button problem?
I've done some light googling, and located a few overseas vendors selling drives, but they seem to always show drives with standard faceplates. I don't doubt a drive designed to work with an Amiga 500/1200/2000/whatever would work electrically; it will probably even mount in the bay just fine, but the mechanics of the faceplate/button arrangement seems flaky.