Dead RF31 DSSI Disk.. A508 SOLVED!
scaron at umich.edu
Tue May 12 13:19:44 CDT 2015
Yeah, whacking a Winchester drive to deal with stiction is an old computer
repair trick... I consider it kind of a last resort but I bet all ... most
... of us have used the technique once or twice to some success :O
On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 1:33 PM, js at cimmeri.com <js at cimmeri.com> wrote:
> On 5/12/2015 12:30 PM, Holm Tiffe wrote:
>> Fred Cisin wrote:
>> "Hitting console with hammer: $1
>>> "Knowing where to hit it: $999
>>> Yes thats right. I've thought about where to slam before slamming to
>> drive and I've used an rubber hammer.
>> I think this solution (on a still standing disk) is far better than
>> it outside of a clean atmosphere..
> Head stiction is a very common problem on older drives.. particularly
> MFM... especially if they've been sitting for a long while. I do this
> all the time.
> - J.
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