ST-506 hard drive emulation
Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Fri Jul 29 19:25:58 CDT 2005
Tony Duell wrote:
> OK, I have an ST412 (maybe an ST506, it's one of the early ones) where
> the hall effect sensor in the spindle motor has failed. Now, it should be
> possible given a moderate clean room to dismantle the heads and platters
> (and that's the only way that spindle motor will come out), but then
> what? It was put together with a press, there are probably ferrofluid
> seals on the shaft, etc. It's not going to be easy to take apart and get
> togerther again. I know I don't have the tools to do it.
Can you get at any rotating part of the motor?
Simple enough to graft on your own hall-effect sensor...
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