33046Re: [midatlanticretro] Help identifying MFM drive
- Oct 30, 2013On Thu, 31 Oct 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 10/30/2013 09:43 PM, Systems Glitch wrote:That would certainly scare you. ;)
>> 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
> I remember those grounding springs. A layer of incredibly fine black
> dust would form on them. Cleaning that off usually stops the squealing.
> I remember the first time I heard that, on a 71MB drive...my heart
> sank; that drive was worth ~$500 at the time. I was tremendously
> relieved when I realized that it was just the grounding spring.
Also: ST-251 ordered. RSTS/E will fit better on that.
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