Squeal on Older Hard Drives

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Feb 24 18:01:25 CST 2006


> I wonder why the squeal happens? Whether it's wear on the spring side or the 
> spindle side? If the former, then a donor spring from a scrap unit could fix 
> things.

I would be suprised if the spindle wears, they're normally pretty hard. 
Often the spring was a replaceable part in the boardswapper guide for the 
drives, and I think replacing it might well cure the noise.

-tony



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