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I cleaned the grease off an old floppy drive’s motor; do I need to lubricate it?

I have a Sony HD 3.5″ floppy drive. It isn't reading properly and IMD shows the rpm to be 150-200. I dismantled the drive and there was a sticky ‘goo’ on the bottom of the inner ring that sits inside ...
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Why does this Soviet floppy controller have two windows in the chip package?

This is a picture of the KR1818VG93, a Soviet clone of the WD1793 floppy controller. It was used in some Spectrum clones: (source) What are the two windows in the chip package for? They appear to ...