Mac 400k drive.

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 11:15:41 1998

On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Mike Allison wrote:

> I had the EXACT same problem on one I picked up. The external 400 was
> sticky. I was going to pull it and replace it with another, but when I
> took off the case and played with it, I found out that the lubricant had
> begun to age and fall apart. I cleaned it up and it began to work okay.

Yeah, I had the same problem. The lubricant around the eject armature
(holding the drive with the opening slot facing you and in its normal,
horizontal orientation) on the right side gets gummy. I used some Blue
Shower and a brush to scrub it all off and it began to eject great, but in
the process I did something else to the drive and screwed it up even more
(it would constantly try to recalibrate when you turned up the system).

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