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Mon Jul 2 16:07:10 CDT 2007
On 2 Jul 2007 at 13:40, Fred Cisin wrote:
> Instead of replacing the drives, we bought a large quantity of doors and
> hinges. When the college switched to mostly new machines, the college
> administrators threw out our box of repair parts, rendering all subsequent
> ones that broke "unrepairable".
The drives with the broken plastic holding the guide pin can be
repaired with a bit of ingenuity.
I saw the slam-bang behavior with the Micropolis "squeeze to close"
type of drives--folks would just quickly flip the door open and let
it bang against the stop. Micropolis drives, fortunately, were built
like a brick outhouse and could take the abuse. We tried replacing
the Micropolis drives with Tandons and had door problems in the field
all too frequently. I think we eventually went to MPIs for awhile.
There just weren't that many manufacturers of 100 TPI drives at any
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