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33045Re: [midatlanticretro] Help identifying MFM drive

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  • Dave McGuire
    Oct 30, 2013
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      On 10/30/2013 09:36 PM, Kyle Owen wrote:
      > 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

      Wow, impressive repair job, evem if it was short-lived.


      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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