RK05s now don't work! Help!

From: Richard A. Cini <rcini_at_email.msn.com>
Date: Sat Jan 10 23:18:43 1998

    This weekend, I decided to replace the rotting foam in my RK05 drives.
BTW, self-adhesive weather striping seems to fit well. Home Depot carries
one in white (3/8" square) that works for the disk pack air intake. There is
also a black one, 7/16" x 3/4" that works for the foam between the blower
motor and the card cage.

    Anyway, I digress. When I finished replacing the foam, I made sure that
I vacuumed up any foam particles. I powered-up my 11/34a, and now neither
drive gives me an "On Cylinder" light.

    AFAIR, inserting a disk pack and pressing "load" would produce a
distinctive hum, indicating that the spindle motor is starting. Now, I get
no hum. Looking inside, I don't see the spindle running. Also, for the first
time, one drive popped its circuit breaker. It's almost like both spindles
are stuck. They're not, though; I checked (While looking into the spindle
motor and spinning the disk spindle I can see the motor fan move.)

    I did not disconnect any wires during this process. Any clues?

    BTW, what's the little red switch on the power supply board for?

    Thanks for the help, again.

Rich Cini/WUGNET
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