mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Dec 9 10:39:18 CST 2006
On Dec 8, 2006, at 1:43 PM, 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
> Holding the drive and giving it a quick twist around the spindle
> axis has always
> worked for me and avoids potential problems with disassembly or
> Has anyone seen stiction on the IDE or later drives? The only
> stiction I've seen
> has always been on the 5 1/4" MFM/RLL type drives, and probably
> as well although my experience is limited on those drives.
> Something else I've noticed is that if a drive has stiction, that
> stiction will
> return after the drive sets for a while again. Anyone know what
> actually causes
The story I heard "back in the day" (which was at work, from a
service bulletin of some sort, so I treat it with some credibility)
is that designers chose the spindle lubricant unwisely in some models
of drives, and it spun out onto the platters a bit and gummed up.
Cape Coral, FL
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