33053RE: [midatlanticretro] Help identifying MFM drive
- Oct 31, 2013
> Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Help identifying MFM driveThere is a point when you have nothing to lose! I have learned a lot about
> 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
> I had a Micropolis do something similar way back when, but as well
> as squealing, it stopped working altogether. I carefully opened it
> up and discovered that the spindle break was refusing to disengage.
> I removed the whole break assembly, closed it up and got several
> good years of service from it before I retired the whole (XT if I
> remember right) computer.
hard drives in the past two or three years. I used to chuck them when they
failed, but they're actually fixable if you're patient and you have a clean
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