What Classic Computer are All About - A Lovers

From: Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Wed Jul 16 13:47:11 1997

Allison J Parent wrote:
> FYI I have at least three 3.5" drives with good media and dead boards! if
> anyone has a wd-AC160 or wd-caviar2340 that's dead I'd love the board from
> them. I have stuff on those that should have been backed up.

Just out of curiosity, how do you know the media is okay and the board
is dead? I've gone through quite a few IDE HDs changing the board from
a good one only to find out that the board was not the problem. While I
haven't done any failure analysis on them, I would suspect either a bad
chip at the end of the flexures that hold the heads, or a failure in the
flex cable itself.
Received on Wed Jul 16 1997 - 13:47:11 BST

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