Blown Tantalum Capacitor Advice

Al Kossow aek at
Sat Oct 8 13:30:34 CDT 2016

And stuck Maxtor coaxial spindle motors (RK54) are no joy either.

On 10/8/16 11:27 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> 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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