Blown Tantalum Capacitor Advice

Al Kossow aek at
Sat Oct 8 13:27:30 CDT 2016

On 10/8/16 11:07 AM, Rob Jarratt wrote:

> I went ahead and replaced it. The drive spins up now, but sadly the drive
> doesn't actually work, after spinning up and making a few clunking noises,
> it spins down again. I suspect it is trying, and failing, to find track 0.

EXTREMELY common problem with Micropolis 13xx series drives. If you're lucky
the head is just stuck to the parking bumper. Unlucky if you ever want to put
the drive back in use without a clean room.

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