Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Dec 8 13:07:49 CST 2006

On 8 Dec 2006 at 10:43, Marvin Johnston wrote:

> I've read several replies indicating that the drive needs to be taken apart.
> People have also advocated just "hitting" the drive to break the stiction.

I don't think what some of the folks were talking about was 
"stiction".  It seemed as if the positioner itself were stuck.  IIRC. 
In the case of stiction, the spindle motor itself cannot overcome the 
adhesion between the platters and the heads, so the drive never spins 

I've got an SA-4008 that I'm wondering about--obviously the spindle 
motor spins the platters up to speed, but the drive doesn't come 
ready (it did about 5 years ago when I last powered it).  I'm 
wondering if there's a stuck positioner issue on that one.  Anyone 
have any ideas?


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