Head alignment for legacy Sony FDD
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 17:11:11 CST 2008
> Allison - thank you very much. I've measured the replacement heads and it
> looks like they may be damaged. There are 5 connections to each head - on
> the upper head, 3 connections measure zero, and on the bottom head, 4
> connections measure zero. The bottom head is consistent with another head
4 shorted together ('measuer 0') and one unconencted one would be what I
The uncconected one will be at one end of the head edge connector
fingers. On the damaged head, which _other_ one is unconnected ?
> (damaged) I have. I know that the replacement heads were able to read data,
> but caused the tracks to erase when writing, so I still would expect to be
> able to use them.
> The major question I have, though, is how do you change the position of the
> head to calibrate it? On the MPF-52W-30 (sorry I inadvertently gave wrong
In which case it's very likely to be related to the MP-F52W-50
> number last time) there's a variable pot RV101 and 2 pins to IC101
> (CXD1007B) associated with X-adj and X-reset. Other than setting the
Are these related to head alignment? I must say I am rather suprised.
Normally you physically move the head stepper motor slightly.
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