micropolis 1355

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sat Jan 16 08:37:51 1999

<> > The other cure is to open up the HDA and free the head manually. If you
<> > do this in reasonably clean conditions (not necessarily a proper clean
<> > room) then you should be OK.
<> I've done that, but now it spins up, and after appr. 1 minute spins down
<> again and spins up, ....
<Hmm... I've never seen one do that. The microcontroller is obviously
<finding _something_ wrong, but no idea what (yet).

The 13xx series has a rubber bumper the head actuator contacs when resting
and from heat and age it gets sticky... the head can't seek
as it's glued and the drive spins down. The fix is to unstick the head
and somehow deal with the sticky material.

Received on Sat Jan 16 1999 - 08:37:51 GMT

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