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33042Re: [midatlanticretro] Help identifying MFM drive

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  • Cory Smelosky
    Oct 30, 2013
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      On Thu, 31 Oct 2013, Systems Glitch wrote:

      > I've had my Seagate Wren II open before, and it still works with nothing other than factory defects. It developed a shrill squeak that made it essentially unusable so I opened it in search of what needed grease. It turned out to be the spindle ground brush, which is external. Wasn't in a clean room, but it wasn't in a dusty shed either.
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      How long was yours open for? Mine was open for a whole 5 minutes or so.

      > Thanks,
      > Jonathan
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      > On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:36:16 -0500
      > Kyle Owen <kylevowen@...> wrote:
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      >> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote:
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      >>> Well regardless of what it is, it's not going to work for much longer,
      >>> having been opened to air like that.
      >>>
      >> Just as a side note, I (almost) got a hard drive working again after
      >> opening it up. It took a cleanroom, a good bit of deionized water, some
      >> isopropyl alcohol, and a lot of patience. I took some pictures at one
      >> point. It was not low-level formatting intially, but after taking it apart,
      >> cleaning all the platters, etc., it worked again for a few months, until it
      >> wouldn't spin up without manual intervention anymore.
      >>
      >> Found the pictures: http://imgur.com/a/LbfZb
      >>
      >> Kyle
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