8" drive on PC troubleshooting

Tom Jennings tomj at wps.com
Tue Mar 1 17:42:28 CST 2005


On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> So what I'm wondering is why it works fine when it's stepping towards the
> center of the disk but not when it's stepping back out.

It's called "being on the hairy edge". Try refrigerating, or
heating, the drive. Put a drop of alcohol on the lead screw right
before you seek. Try it at night, or morning.





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