brad at heeltoe.com
Fri Nov 3 10:29:33 CST 2006
"Jay West" wrote:
>Since I don't know anything about RA81's yet (have never used them or opened
>one up), and because I do intend to keep one or two of the drives running (a
>few don't say "bad hda" on them), can someone tell me what parts I should
>scavange off the dead ones that are worth keeping as spares?
I'm sure other with more knowledge will have better suggestions, but I
would grab (in order of priority)
- all the belts which drive the HDA
- one spare motor + clutch assembly
- one set of the 3 logic boards
- one "back power supply" box
- a couple of sets of the plastic buttons (they break) and one of the
pcb's behind it + the ribbon cable
- the red SDI cables from the controller board to the back and the back
plate if it's there
the ra81's have internal diags and you could try and power them up and
see if the power supply & boards are functioning. hard to say, but might
be fun. you can test it with the led's and switches on the main board.
Good, "in rev" HDA's are hard to come by. I have at least one RA81 with
no HDA. I could use a good HDA. And if you do remove an HDA and want
it keep it be sure and read about not putting weight on the bottom
spindle - you want to flip the HDA over and set it on it's top.
Apparently you can damage the HDA by setting it down on the spindle
(please correct me if I've got that wrong).
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